Fish Care Page One - Feeding, Water Changes, Water Additives,
Why Bowls are Bad, Filtration, and Filter Comparisons
Fish Care Page Two - Tearing Down Setups, Vacationing,
Dealing with Unwanted Fish and Why You Should Never Release Your Fish into the Wild, The
Secrets of Pantyhose, Common Household Supplies that Aquarists Can Use, and Power
Fish Health - Health and Quarantining; Diseases and Parasites
Introduction; Parasites; Viruses; Bacteria; Funguses; Chart of Problems, Causes, and
Treatments; Pests; Washed-Out Fish; Why Did My Fish Die?; Why Is My
Fish Fat?; Why Did My Fish Die After a Water Change?; Where Did My Fish Go?; Why is My
Fish Bent?; What's that Lump on My Fish?; Photos of Sick and Injured Fish; Health Books;
Health Links; and a Health Diagnosis Chart
Water Chemistry - The Nitrogen Cycle (the cycle, changing water
during the cycle, bacteria, cycling a new tank and fish choice, and what to do if the ammonia or
nitrite spikes too high), Test Kits, Chemicals of Interest in Aquarium Water, Useful
Conversions for Aquarists (weight, volume, temperature), and Dealing with Poisonings
Water - Types of Water, Chlorination, Fluorination,
Carbonation, Oxygenation, and Compressed Gases
Calculator and Converter - The calculator will determine your
tank's length, surface area, and volume and convert it to many different units
Aquarium Algae - Algae Cleaning; Types of Algae;
Lighting, Relationship to Algae Growth, and Fish Sleeping; Ornament and Plant Cleaning;
Cloudy or Green Water; Algae-Eating Animals Comparison Table; and Algae Web Sites
Aquarium Plants and Driftwood - Live Plants in an
Aquarium including Lighting, Plant Foods, Carbon Dioxide and Aeration, Planting Aquarium
Plants, Some Common Aquarium Plants, and Plant Resources; and Driftwood
Breeding, Sexing, and Fry Care - breeding strategies, breeding
tips, sexing fish, spawning sites and mops for egg-scatterers, identifying eggs, egg care, fry care
(filtration, aeration, and heating; water, lids, and water depth; lighting and cleaning; and
breeding books and links
Information on descriptions, care, sexing, breeding, and more!
Note that you should read all information under your fish of interest. Sometimes, something
about one topic may be under more than one heading. Certain fish may even be discussed under
other fish based on the interactions of both species together in my tanks.
Go to the fish index for fish species lists by common name,
scientific name, and family.
Quick Information listed after the Latin name:
Key first letter: c = catfish, m = minnow, l = livebearer, h = cichlid, o = other
Key second letter: a = Asian, e = European, n = North American, s = South American, f = African
Key third letter = l = livebearer, g = egg scatterer, d = egg depositor, b = bubble nester
Algae Eaters - Siamese algae eaters, false
Siamese algae eaters, flying foxes, and Chinese algae eaters (oag)
The Aquaria (two different ones) and Tropical Fishkeeping Web Rings can be accessed from my
The Fishkeepers, Tropical Fish Jungle, Freshwater Aquarium Site, FishGeeks.com Aquaria,
Glimmering Goldfish, and Ichthyophilia Web Rings are at the very bottom of this page so that if
there is a problem with the Java code, it will not interfere with the rest of this page.
There are supposed to be two rings below but for some reason, they will not come up anymore
even though the code is here!
This site used to have a counter at its old site. The final count from 1/14/99 to 9/27/03 was
The server reset the counter on 9/25/00. The last recorded hits was 19148 on 9/1/00 since
March of 1999.
The server reset the counter sometime in early March of 1999 for an unknown reason. The last
recorded count of visitors to this page was 4247 between 9/22/97 and 1/14/99. The visitors have
multiplied greatly since then.
Visit my new interactive page where you can add a link to your
page, fill in a funny aquarium story, and more!
Do you have or want a pond? Then, visit my pond pages!