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Resource Page – Fish and Aquariums

Controlling Fish Population in Aquariums
Can Plecos tolerate salt ?
How can we tell the male pleco from the female ple...
Can Plecos be kept with Angelfish ?
What are the Aquarium conditions to be maintained ...
What should I feed my Pleco ?
Breeding Plecos
Can a Pleco live with goldfish ?
Can Angelfish and Gold Fish be kept together ?
Gold Fish – Factsheet
Wave makers for the Aquarium–An Overview
Why do some Goldfish Change Color ?
How do we select the proper aquarium tank size ?
Social Fish - An Overview
Selecting a net for your aquarium
What is Kalkwasser ?
What are Carbon Dioxide Tablets ? Can they be used...
Is it Ok to use Pesticides to control snails in th...
Trace Elements in the Aquarium.
What are aquarium fish supplements ?
Aquarium waste water as fertilizer for plants
What causes a fish tank to Smell ?
Balanced Nutrition for Fish
What is the bioload of an aquarium?
Floating plants in the Aquarium
Is it true that Gold Fish do not have a Stomach ?
How do I avoid overfeeding the fish ?
The Gravid Spot in Fishes
Preparing Artificial Sea Water
What is Live Rock ?
Carbondioxide in the Planted Aquarium
How do we distinguish between male and female gupp...
Can guppies live with Goldfish ?
What is the function of the swim bladder in fish ?...
Handling Pregnant Fish
What is the lifespan of the Goldfish
Color Enhancers
Flaked Food
Fertilizer Pellets for Plants
Medicated Food for Fish
Liquid Fertilizer in the Aquarium
Algae Bloom
Food for different levels of fish
Topical Treatment for Aquarium
Cloudy Water in the Aquarium
Crabs in the Aquarium
Substrate Fertilizer for Planted Aquariums
Tools For the Aquarium
Aquarium Heater
Chillers in Aquariums
Sump in Aquarium
Disappearance of Fish
Handling Bully Fish
Preventing Constipation in Fishes
What are Macro Algae ? Where are they used ?
Aquatic Veterinarians
What are Endoparasites and Ecto Parasites
Slime in Fish - An Overview
Protein Skimmers in the Aquarium - An Overview
Phosphates in the Aquarium
What is Activated Carbon ? Why is it used in the A...
Tannins in Aquariums
Baking Soda in the Aquarium
PowerHead for Aquariums
Timer for lighting in Aquarium
Feeder Fish - An Overview
How to stock your aquarium evenly
Brine Shrimp - An Overview
Infusoria - An Overview
Live Food for Fish
Feeding your Fish When on Vacation
Air Powered Filters in Aquariums
How to do a Partial Water Change ?
Calculating the volume of water in an aquarium in litres
What are aquarium salts ?
Choosing the substrate for your Tank
What is pH ?
What is zeolite ?
The Nitrogen Cycle and Biological Filtration in Aq...
Potassium Permanganate in the Aquarium
Snails in the Aquarium
What is the need for an Aquarium Quarantine Tank?
What is the function of the Air Pump in an Aquarium
What is the function of an Air stone in an Aquarium
What are Nitrifying Bacteria and their role in the aquarium
Plants in the Aquarium
Selecting Fish for your Aquarium
Performing Water Changes in the Fish Tank
Checking water parameters of your Aquarium
Removing Chlorine from water for your aquarium
Handling Sick Fish
Setting up a Saltwater Aquarium
Choosing the right location for the aquarium

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Plecos - An Overview

Keeping Plecos in the Aquarium

Plecos are tropical fish.  They will also grow to about a foot long.  Some individual fish have grow to about 2 feet.  This should be kept in mind before purchasing the fish.
Plecos require a large tank about 55 gallons.  They are pretty hardy fish.  It is easy to care for them.
A pH of 6.5 to 7.5 is ideal.  The temperature can be between 23 and 30 degree Celsius.

Provide plenty of hiding places such as rock overhangs, driftwood and plants for the pleco to rest during the day time. 

Plecos are nocturnal fish and they are most active at night.

Plecos are highly territorial.  They require at least 75 gallons per individual.  While they get along well with fish of other species, they become aggressive and hostile with members of their own species.  Hence, it is not advisable to have plecos together.

Having More than one Pleco
Besides, plecos have a high bioload. 

They are voracious eaters and produce copious amounts of waste.  The water in the tank can get dirty wit…

Aquarium - Benefits and Maintenance

An Aquarium can be a very beautiful and engaging addition to your home. The principle reason why people want to have an aquarium in their home is for aesthetics. Aquarium add to the beauty of the home.

The graceful movement of fish relaxes the mind. It lowers stress levels and is proven to improve health and wellness in peoples.

Patients who have been made to view aquariums have been known to recover faster.

An aquarium also teaches us about harmony. Within the closed environment of the aquarium are complex biological and chemical processes. We understand how everything in nature is related. A slice of a natural water body such as a pond or a river is brought into our homes.

Interacting with fish helps people build empathy and compassion towards animals and people. The fact that a totally helpless animal is entirely dependent on you brings a sense of responsibility and helps people develop a caring nature.

Checking water parameters of your Aquarium

Water quality is extremely important.  Fis…