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Top 3 Water Conditioners for Fish Tanks

Tetra AquaSafe PLUS Water TreatmentWith my little goldfish I never had to worry about the quality of water I added to his tank. The tap water in Switzerland was of best quality which my goldfish‘s persistent health was proof of.

Today there are so many chemicals and heavy metals in the tap water that can harm our fish. It‘s therefore necessary to add to the aquarium‘s water an appropriate water conditioner. Some fish owners even go further and get a water conditioner that works as stress coat as well.

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Top 10 Most Visited Posts in April 2017

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It‘s great to see what a wide variety of pets our readers care for! Thank you for visiting Animals Small and Big!

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Waterfall Globe Aquarium Kit

Tetra Waterfall Globe Aquarium KitThe overall look of an aquarium is mostly pleasing to the fish owner‘s eyes. I speak from personal experience. The very first aquarium I had for my little goldfish was round, but well, just round. There was nothing fancy about it.

At that time there weren’t may different models of aquariums available and my goldfish was happy enough with his small aquarium. He entertained himself by producing bubbles and then chasing them all over his little fish tank.

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Top 10 Most Visited Posts in March 2017

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Top 3 Aquarium Substrate around $2 per pound

aquarium substrateYour aquarium needs a lot of attention in order to keep your fish or live plants in it alive and healthy. The choice of aquarium substrate, if gravel or sand, has an important impact not just on the visual look of your aquarium but also on the well-being of your fish and live plants.

What do you need to know about aquarium gravel? Here are some tips for you.

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Top 6 Submersible Fish Tank Heaters around $10

aquariumIf you think of getting a fish aquarium you will need to take into consideration to purchase a fish tank heater. When do you need a fish tank heater and what kinds of fish tank heaters are available?

I made some research about submersible fish tank heaters that are just around $10 and gathered here important facts about purchasing the right one.

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Top 4 Food for Goldfish under $10

goldfishYour goldfish needs a nutritionally balanced staple diet.  Fortunately the Top brands offer exactly that.  So if you’re looking for a great food for your goldfish you should find many options.  I put together the Top 4 Food for Goldfish that are currently available that provide health-enhancing blends.

Finally it is your goldfish deciding which fish food it likes the best.  So just trying out different brands is the best way to go.  What do you need to know about feeding your goldfish and keeping him healthy and happy?  Here are some tips for you.

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Top 3 Algae Eating Snails around $15

Aquatic Arts TM Algae eating snailsOne day – I was about 15 years old – I got the crazy idea that I wanted to create a totally natural environment for my little goldfish, so he would have although living alone a vibrant world to live in.  Well, I went to a nearby creek and pulled some nice looking plants out of the water.  Back home I just dug them into the pebbles in the aquarium and was happy.  My goldfish’s first reaction was shock, then he checked the plants out.  Did I mention that curiosity was my goldfish’s middle name?

Well, what I didn’t know was, that with my live plants I also brought some minuscule snails that began almost immediately to climb the aquarium sides – and guess what!  They started to eat off the algae from the aquarium sides.  That was a hit!  I didn’t know at that time that there are algae eating snails.  The only downside was that my goldfish got a taste of these snails and loved to picked them off the aquarium sides and to eat them with relish.  My new question was then: who is faster?  The snails eating the algae or my goldfish eating the snails?

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Top 3 Aquarium Lights under $30

aquarium lightWhy do you need a light fixture for your aquarium or fish tank?  Well, the answer is easy.  With an aquarium light you can see and observe your aquarium pets and plants better.  Just kidding, or not really.  Of course an aquarium light facilitates your daily observation because that’s why you chose an aquarium in the first place.  It is just fun to watch the fish and water plants.

The other very important reason why you should have an aquarium light fixture is that the lighting provides vital energy to plants and animals and is essential for an aquarium containing photosynthetic organisms such as plants or anemones.  You will see that your fish behavior and physiology is influenced by the lighting.  An aquarium light is therefore important for health and well-being of the whole aquarium.

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Top 3 Aquarium Filters under $30

AquaClear Aquarium FilterOnce you have your aquarium, for fish or turtles, you’ll want to have an aquarium filter.  What is the basic function of an aquarium filter?  Well, it cleans the water of debris, removes the toxic buildup of ammonia and nitrates.  Additionally it aerates the water, important for the animals living in the aquarium.

Having an aquarium filter makes your life as fish owner and the life of your fish easier.  It doesn’t mean of course that you can lean back and relax.  You still need to maintain the filter depending on what kind filter media you have.  Even with this regular maintenance of the filter the fish remain one of the lowest maintenance requiring pets.

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Best Gift Ideas for Your Pets

gift ideas for your petsI still remember the first time a friend’s son gave the first present to his two beloved guinea pigs.  It was Christmas, and the boy decided that his little friends should also get a gift.  So cute!  Well, he actually kept this great idea until both guinea pigs died, and he moved on to having a dog.

Giving your pet a present might sound awkward to you, but it is really fun – for you and your pet.  With guinea pigs it’s easy indeed because you can give them something they don’t get on a regular basis.

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Top 4 Fish Tank Accessories between $5 and $14

aquarium accessoriesI grew up having a single goldfish that lived his first years in a tiny round fish tank until we got him – I actually found out very late that he was male – a bigger fish tank.  And with the bigger fish tank, well, of course the fish tank accessories suddenly got interesting.

From my experience I can say that first I thought fish tank accessories are mainly made for human entertainment or aesthetic needs.  But while this might be true – hopefully is – the fish is enjoying them equally if not even more.   My little goldfish became so playful after we added several different fish tank accessories.  It definitely worked!

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