February 25, 2011
March 30, 2010
If you’re setting up an aquarium, make sure that all your fish are compatible both in temperament and environment. It’s common sense that you can’t keep saltwater fish and freshwater fish together, but some other kinds of fish, such as cold water (fish like goldfish who cannot have a heater in the tank) and tropical fish (many types of fish at the pet store). If you are using a heater with tropical fish, never put a goldfish in the tank or it will probably die from the heat. Goldfish should never be kept with very small fish, as goldfish have large, gaping mouths and will eat the little fish. Bettas and Angel fish or other bettas should not be kept together, because the bettas will attack the other fish. Research your fish choices before buying them to make sure they are compatible in temperature, personality, size, and water Ph.
March 7, 2010
Even though the typical vision of a goldfish is a orange fish in a fish bowl, goldfish need the same filtration and aeration of a tropical aquarium. For their size, goldfish are one of the highest waste producers (fish poop + water = water pollution). Though goldfish need the same set up as tropical fish, never put a goldfish in a aquarium that has a tank heater–goldfish are cool water fish and do not thrive in a heated aquarium.
February 24, 2010
Here are a few questions to ask yourself before choosing a pet. If you get a pet that fits what you are wanting in the pet, there is a much larger chance that your experience in pet ownership will be a happy and fulfilling one.
(1) Do I want an active pet? Some pets, such as horses and most dogs, require a lot of exercise. Do you have enough time to exercise the pet every day? If pets don’t get enough exercise, they can become obese and destructive.
(2) Am I or anyone else that will be living with the pet allergic? You and any others who will be living with the pet should go meet the type of animal you might get as a pet, unless the pet doesn’t have fur or feathers.
February 21, 2010
Before I learned about healthy fish feeding, I had several bettas. They never lived a year, which is short of the average 2-3 year lifespan of a betta. So, I realized something was wrong with the foods they were eating. When I looked at the ingredients of what I was feeding them, I realized why they were not healthy. The regular betta food that I was feeding them had chemicals that I found out were unhealthy and toxic. At the time when I learned this, it was after I had two bettas. I wanted to get another betta, and decided that from day one I would feed it healthy foods, like freeze died brine shrimp and bloodworms, supplemented with veggies.