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11 Best Cichlid Foods of 2021 for Optimal Growth, Color, and Health

Feeding our fish is one of the highlights of the aquarium hobby! And cichlids, with their active dispositions and eager table manners, are worth offering the very best products to. These days it’s a crowded market full of excellent pellet, flake, crisp, and stick formulas to look at. And things get further complicated when we …

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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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