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Setting up the Aquarium

Aquariums - Installation and Maintenance
Salt Water Aquariums - Set up
Aquariums - Part 1
Setting up and Aquarium - Part 1

Plecos - An Overview
Guppies - An overview
Selecting Fish and Plants for the Aquarium
Aquarium - Benefits and Maintenance

Fish Health

What is the need for an Aquarium Quarantine Tank?
Potassium Permanganate in the Aquarium
Aquatic Veterinarians
What are Endoparasites and Ecto Parasites ?

Handling Pregnant Fish
Medicated Food for Fish

Topical Treatment for Aquarium
Preventing Constipation in Fishes
Phosphates in the Aquarium

Plants in the Aquarium
Carbondioxide in the Planted Aquarium
Substrate Fertilizer for Planted Aquariums
What are Carbon Dioxide Tablets ? Can they be used?

Liquid Fertilizer in the Aquarium
Fertilizer Pellets for Plants
Fish Food
How do I avoid overfeeding the fish ?
Medicated Food for Fish

Brine Shrimp - An Overview
Infusoria - An Overview
Live Food for Fish
Feeding your Fish When on Vacation

Aquarium Water Quality

How to do a Partial Water Change ?
What are Nitrifying Bacteria and their role in the aquarium
What is the bioload of an aquarium?

What causes a fish tank to Smell ?
Cloudy Water in the Aquarium
What is Activated Carbon ? Why is it used in the Aquarium
Tannins in Aquariums

Baking Soda in the Aquarium
What is zeolite ?
Calculating the volume of water in an aquarium in litres
What are aquarium salts ?

The Nitrogen Cycle and Biological Filtration in Aquarium.
What is Kalkwasser ?
Aquarium waste water as fertilizer for plants


Can Angelfish and Gold Fish be kept together ?
Gold Fish – Factsheet
Can Plecos tolerate salt ?

Why do some Goldfish Change Color ?
Is it true that Gold Fish do not have a Stomach ?
What is Live Rock ?

How do we distinguish between male and female gupp...
Can guppies live with Goldfish ?
What is the function of the swim bladder in fish ?...
What is the lifespan of the Goldfish

Algae Bloom
Crabs in the Aquarium
Disappearance of Fish
Handling Bully Fish

What are Macro Algae ? Where are they used ?
Slime in Fish - An Overview
Snails in 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…

Setting up and Aquarium - Part 1

Choosing the right location for the aquarium

Locating the aquarium in the right place in your home or office is crucial.  Here are some common tips for selecting the right place for your aquarium.

Place the aquarium at a place where you are likely to spend most of your time.

Placing the aquarium at a place where your spend most of your time ensures that you and those who visit your home enjoy the presence of your aquarium.  If it is placed in a corner where nobody goes, it can tend to get neglected.  At the same time, placing it in the centre of the room can sometimes become an obstruction as it may get in the way.

Ensure that there is adequate space around for maintenance

An aquarium requires periodic maintenance.  These maintenance activities require space for free movement of people and materials.  While choosing the place ensure that there is space around the aquarium.

Ensure the presence of electrical power supply and a water source nearby

An aquarium needs power to operate the aerator …