Cyclops are sometimes recommended to feed certain species of fish, or as a first food for young fry. Question is, what are Cyclops
anyway, and where can you get them
? The short answer is that Cyclops are tiny crustaceans found in both freshwater and saltwater bodies of water. They make a very nutritional food for fish, as this article about Cyclops explains.
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Named for its long snout that resembles the head of a horse, this peaceful loach is well known for burrowing almost completely below the surface of the substrate. It is quite comical to see only the tip of the head with a pair of eyes peering at you from the bottom of the tank. If you love loaches, odds are you will enjoy the Horse Face Loach
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That ugly white residue, also known as limescale, is an unsightly problem on many aquarium surfaces. Who hasn't lost a few fingernails and acquired some gray hair waging battle against the relentless white creep? Not to mention the small fortune we've spent for various cleaning products that didn't seem to work anyway. Believe it or not, there is an inexpensive product that does a pretty good job of removing white residue
, and it's something you probably have in your pantry already.
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Memorial day is close at hand, and you may be planning to take a few extra days away. Great idea, but now you have the dilemma of how to feed your fish while you are gone. Sure, you can get a fish sitter but they might give your fish too much or too little food. Maybe you are even considering investing in one of those nifty, but pricey, automatic feeders
Before you dig into your wallet, consider this low tech, but highly effective way of ensuring your fish get the proper food portions. Grab an inexpensive Monday through Sunday pill dispenser, then for the next week when you feed your fish, drop the same amount of food in one day of the pill dispenser. At the end of the week it's loaded and ready to go for your fish sitter, with no guess work involved. Check all my favorite fish feeding gadgets
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