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What Fish Eat Seaweed?

What is Seaweed and Why Do Saltwater Fish Eat it? First off, you might be surprised to learn that seaweed is not truly a plant in the sense of a tree or shrub. It is actually a kind of multicellular algae that forms giant branching structures! Unlike most species of terrestrial plants, seaweed is much …

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Do Fish Have Backbones?

When watching a fish swim, you might be charmed by the grace many species display. While they have entire systems designed to propel them, it’s easy to recognize that their skeleton plays a major role in their movement. Fish seem so fluid and flexible that it begs the question do fish have backbones?! Vertebrates vs …

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Can Fish Swim Backwards?

At first glance, fish seem to all swim in more or less the same manner. They all whip their body laterally and use their tail fin to move forwards and backward… Right? Well, not quite! Fish actually use five different swimming strategies when moving forward – but what about backward? Can fish swim backwards? And …

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Can Fish See in the Dark?

When the lights go out, and it’s time for your aquarium fish to sleep, most species simply slow down and find a place to rest. But many of you have probably wondered whether your fish actually sleep. After all, they can’t close their eyes… Do some feed instead? What about active nocturnal fish? Can fish …

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How to Clean Fish Tanks the Right Way: A Complete Guide to Cleaning a Dirty Fish Tank

Are you looking at cloudy tank water or slimy decorations? It sounds like it’s time to perform some maintenance so you can enjoy a clean aquarium once more! Poor water quality not only impacts your enjoyment of the tank but how happy and healthy your fish are. Since it only takes a few minutes, let’s …

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Ram Cichlid Types

We always find new arrivals in the aquarium trade. But sometimes, the classics are also worth rediscovering! And few dwarf cichlid types are as well known and loved as the Ram Cichlid! With all the Ram Cichlid types and colors they come in, it’s worth getting to know what’s available and how to breed them. …

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