Angelfish Fry at Feeding Time

Angelfish Fry at Feeding Time

This is a feeding of live artemia given to angelfish fry that are a few weeks old.   The lighter colored fish are the koi from a Koi/Wildcross mating. Our procedure for feeding artemia is to feed once, maybe twice per day for the first week after free-swimming.  Then, twice per day for the next few weeks, when we then transition them to dry foods.  To transition, we feed artemia in the morning, and then no artemia in the evening.  Instead, we put in a very small amount of fry-sized dry food – but not nearly enough to feed them all even a little bit.  After a 2-3 days of this, they are vigorously seeking the dry food and we then start adding a bit more each time.  Within a week, we can completely remove them from live feedings of brine shrimp if we choose to. As always, comments are encouraged....
Fish Food Shelf Life

Fish Food Shelf Life

One of the most frequent questions we get is, what is the shelf life of the fish food that you sell?  Well, the answer is not always easy to pinpoint.  It depends on whether the container has been opened and once opened, what conditions is it exposed to.  It’s different for everyone.   This video will discuss these points and give some tips for keeping it in the best nutritional condition possible.   If you have any questions or tips, please put them in the comments section below....
The many uses for foam

The many uses for foam

There are some items that are used frequently in the average fishroom. We use lots of different nets for several things, various sieves for sorting food sizes, different tools for removing algae,  siphons of all types and lots of other useful tools to get our daily work done.  The thing we probably use most is scrap foam that we recover from our filter-making operation.  We use it for so many things, that I would probably rate it the item I would least want to do without.  This tutorial will demonstrate a few of the things we do with the foam.  Hopefully, you get a few useful ideas out of it.  If you are looking for it on our site, you can  find the foam pads here.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download...

Why quarantining new fish is so important

Many aquarists know that new fish should be quarantined, but most don’t really know what a truly effective quarantine consists of.  The video will go over what we consider the important reasons why you should quarantine and how to do a quarantine that really protects your existing stock....
Active Filter Tutorial

Active Filter Tutorial

We get lots of questions about our very popular Active Sponge Filters.  Seems that manufacturers have successfully talked people into buying expensive power and canister filters with the idea that they are better.  If you’re not the type who puts in new carbon or new zeolite every week,  then we say that nothing works better than a sponge filter per cubic inch.  And they sure do cost one heck of a lot less than any power filter that is even close in filtering capacity.  However, even if you are going to use a power filter, there is no better way to establish the cycle in a new aquarium, than with one of our Active Filters. The video below should give you some guidelines on buying and using one to start the nitrogen cycle on a new tank or one where it has crashed.  Once you add it to your tank, it’s ready for fish – immediately! Find the active filter on our website here....