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Keeping Tropical Fish as A Hobby

Keeping tropical fish can be a fascinating hobby. There are many wonderful and brightly colored fish to choose from, but you need to know the basics to get the most from it, as this is a hobby that could easily turn into a real passion. Your fish need to have the right environment if they are going to survive and thrive. Most important of all is the water quality and that it is well oxygenated. After all, fish have to breathe and if you were living somewhere that didn’t have enough oxygen, you would soon be a bit unhappy! Your fish however do not have the option to complain, so it is up to you to make sure that the water is of good quality, contains plenty of oxygen and is cleaned and changed regularly.

Maintaining the right temperature and environment is also very important. Some fish thrive in temperate or cold water, while many species need the water to be much warmer for them to survive. You also need to make sure that different species of fish get on together if you are having a mix of fish.

Before buying your fish it is important to do as much research as possible on which would be the best for you. It is better to start off this way, rather than choosing the fish you would like and then trying to fit them in to your plans. If you only have a small space in one room and do not have too much time to spend looking after them, aside from the basic necessities, then you should find out which fish would thrive in such conditions.


Even if you have kept fish before there is always more to learn. One of the best ways of doing this is also the most sociable and fun. Join your local tropical fish club. It is a very popular hobby and there is bound to be one in your area. There are also a great many specialist clubs for different species such as Koi Carp. These are great fun and you can learn a lot by talking to other enthusiasts and getting advice.

Keeping tropical fish is a fun and rewarding hobby that can not only be fun but interesting and sociable too. There is always something more to learn and always new fish that you would like to own. It really is one of the best hobbies that you can have.

Johnny Blade is an online marketer for many sites such as Aquarium Fish Resource at http://www.themaxie.com/ © Johnny Blade 2006

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Keeping Tropical Fish as A Hobby

Keeping tropical fish can be a fascinating hobby. There are many wonderful and brightly colored fish to choose from, but you need to know the basics to get the most from it, as this is a hobby that could easily turn into a real passion. Your fish need to have the right environment if they are going to survive and thrive. Most important of all is the water quality and that it is well oxygenated. After all, fish have to breathe and if you were living somewhere that didn’t have enough oxygen, you would soon be a bit unhappy! Your fish however do not have the option to complain, so it is up to you to make sure that the water is of good quality, contains plenty of oxygen and is cleaned and changed regularly.


Maintaining the right temperature and environment is also very important. Some fish thrive in temperate or cold water, while many species need the water to be much warmer for them to survive. You also need to make sure that different species of fish get on together if you are having a mix of fish.

Before buying your fish it is important to do as much research as possible on which would be the best for you. It is better to start off this way, rather than choosing the fish you would like and then trying to fit them in to your plans. If you only have a small space in one room and do not have too much time to spend looking after them, aside from the basic necessities, then you should find out which fish would thrive in such conditions.

Even if you have kept fish before there is always more to learn. One of the best ways of doing this is also the most sociable and fun. Join your local tropical fish club. It is a very popular hobby and there is bound to be one in your area. There are also a great many specialist clubs for different species such as Koi Carp. These are great fun and you can learn a lot by talking to other enthusiasts and getting advice.

Keeping tropical fish is a fun and rewarding hobby that can not only be fun but interesting and sociable too. There is always something more to learn and always new fish that you would like to own. It really is one of the best hobbies that you can have.

Johnny Blade is an online marketer for many sites such as Aquarium Fish Resource at http://www.themaxie.com/ © Johnny Blade 2006

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The Joys Of Keeping Koi Carp

Visually there is no discernible difference between the two brands of Koi food that I have used. Koi, like goldfish, were bred for ornamental ponds to have bright, attractive colour patterns. They are actually hybrids with Asian carp and, like Ghost Koi, are not considered true Nishikigoi. Koi can be kept in both tanks or ponds, but they are best kept in ponds.


Japanese Koi carp are specifically bred for both colour and form. This just goes to show how polluting Koi food is and how even if the water looks clear it may not be suitable for Koi to live in.


A good quality of dry Koi fish food can be the base of the diet; then you can add insects, meal worms, earth worms, small pieces of freshwater fish. Koi and tattoos of Koi are traditionally considered lucky. Koi Carp magazine is the magazine for Koi hobbyists the world over. I have a big pond in the back yard with hundreds of goldfish and Koi. Breeding directly inside the pond will make the most of eggs and fry end up eaten by adult Koi.



Koi Food


Koi feed most actively at temperatures in excess of 15c(59F), thus sexually immature fish can grow rapidly during the summer months when the temperature is warmer. Complete and balanced Pond Fish Food that contains all the essential vitamins and minerals! Once Koi are mature, their growth rate slows considerably; in sexually mature fish, most of the food eaten is utilized in producing eggs or sperm in preparation for breeding. The Koi Kupcakes reduce the chance of overfeeding as the fish must energetically push the bobbing Kupcake around the pond in order to eat it.


Nozomi Koi food is manufactured under stringent quality control measures, emphasizing nutrition and natural immune system enhancers. The feeding pattern, and thus the growth rate, of Koi depends on many factors, such as water temperature, water quality, stocking density and genetic background. If a Koi has continued to feed during winter its rings will not be clearly defined and it will therefore be difficult to age. T


he vivid oranges, reds and whites of Koi and Goldfish are the result of a complete, balanced diet. Water temperature a very important in Koi keeping, as it determines the feeding schedule best suited for the fish.


Koi Pond Pumps


A Koi pond is an enclosed, re-circulating, freshwater system for keeping Koi (Japanese fancy carp). Pump head or total dynamic head is the most misunderstood topic among fish pond or Koi ponds owners.


In order to pick out the correct pond pump for your fish pond or Koi ponds there are 5 steps you need to go through. If it is a larger fish pond or Koi pond you may want to turn it over only once every 2 hours. One of the reasons swimming pool filter systems do not work very well on Koi ponds is that they are designed for mechanical and chemical filtration of water.


Koi Carp Information


Koi are an omnivorous fish and will often eat a wide variety of foods, including peas, lettuce, and watermelon. Koi and tattoos of Koi are traditionally considered lucky. The hobby of keeping Koi spread worldwide after plastic bags and shipping of Koi became both fast and safe for the fish.

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