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Aquarium Fish Fins
Aquarium fish fins are often described using terms such as caudal or dorsal, leaving fish owners scratching their heads in confusion. This fish fin reference, explains the various fins, using common names, and also describes their importance to the fish.

Aquarium Journaling
These days everyone seems to have a blog. But do they blog about aquariums? All of us have had mistakes and successes with our aquariums. Why not share them?

Fish Health
When fish are sick, they can't tell you what is wrong. If your fish appear to be sick, this resource will help you diagnose and treat them. You'll also find tips to prevent future illness.

Can I Use Outdoor Gravel In My Aquarium?
The question is an old one, and is still debated. Can outdoor rocks gravel, or sand be used in an aquarium? Here's my take on the question.

How Many Fish?
Virtually every fish owner has gazed at their aquarium and wondered just how many fish can be put in there. Unfortunately aquariums don't come with a stocking chart slapped on the side. Here are some factors to consider to help determine how many fish your tank can support.

Health Benefits of Aquarium Fish
Do you have a stressful life, high blood pressure, insomnia? Keeping an aquarium may be good therapy for you. Studies going back as far as the late 80’s have shown that gazing at aquarium fish reduces stress and subsequently lowers blood pressure.

Stocking Your Aquarium Evenly
Often overlooked when choosing fish for a community aquarium is the level the fish prefer. Choosing fish that prefer different levels will result in a more attractive aquarium, while assuring that the fish will not have to compete for space. Here is how to stock your community tank evenly.

Preferred Levels of Community Fish
Choosing fish that prefer different levels will result in a more attractive aquarium and assures that your fish will not have to compete for space. Here is a list, split by preferred level, of one hundred fish that can be part of a community tank. Keep in mind that water conditions (pH, temp, hardness), size, and compatibility must also be...

Lifespan of Aquarium Fish
Ever wondered how long your fish will live? Lifespans of aquarium fish vary considerably depending on the species, as well as the care they are given. This list provides an estimate of what to expect for your fish.

Aquarium Fish Lovers Holiday Guide
Holidays bring special joys, but they also bring special challenges. How do you keep your fish healthy while you are away on holiday trips? What should you do if there is power outage? And the biggest challenge of all, what to buy fish loving family and friends for holiday gifts. These resources will help answer all those questions, and...

Aquarium Gifts Under Five Dollars

Regardless of the season, buying gifts can be an expensive proposition.  No worries, these gifts are all under five dollars, and are sure to please any aquarium owner.

Aquarium Fish Stories
Interesting aquarium fish stories from readers.

Aquarium Fish Stories - Share Your Aquarium Fish Story
Do you have an interesting or amusing fish story? Share it with others.

Fish Themed Apparel and Décor
Do you like wear fish themed apparel or decorate your home with fishy things? This list is full of fish themed ideas for apparel, crafts, and decor.

Your Fish Themed Apparel or Décor
Is your home decorated in fish themed decor? Maybe you have some fish jewelry or clothing. Share your photos and stories with other fish lovers.

Aquarium Water Care Videos
These videos cover various water care topics, including ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, phosphates, and pH.

Aquarium Fish Videos
Videos about a number of popular species of freshwater aquarium fish.

Fish Mouth Types

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