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Blue Kenyi African Cichlid

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Our DIY projects section contains many DIY plans for filters, diy decorations, diy aquarium stands and more. If you are an aquarist on a budget, then the DIY projects can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars! Don't let a budget restraints prevent you from providing your fish with all of the equipment they need to be happy and healthy. Visit our DIY Aquarium Projects section today.

 


Helpful Aquarium Information and Tools

Aquarium Heater  

Heater Wattage Calculator

This tool is very helpful when calculating how many watts of total heating you need for your tank. This is an advanced tool that accounts for ambient room temperature as well as tank size.

Aquarium Substrate  

Aquarium Substrate Quantity Calculator

This handy tool will tell you how many pounds of substrate to purchase to get a specified substrate thickness for any size aquarium.

Aquarium Fish Profiles  

Aquarium Fish Profiles

We have added an aquarium fish profile database to our website. Species are added daily to the aquarium fish database.

Aquarium Calculator  

Aquarium Capacity Calculator

Have you purchased a used aquarium and never really knew your capacity? Planning on building a custom aquarium and want to know how big it needs to be to hold 300 gallons? Our Aquarium Capacity Calculator can tell you the gallon capacity of your aquarium

Hexagon Calculator  

Hexagonal Aquarium Capacity Calculator

If you have a hexagonal aquarium, try this calculator to compute your hex tank volume.

Fish Quantity  

Aquarium Fish Quantity Estimator

Wondering how many aquarium fish you can fit in a given tank size? Use our handy tool to determine how many 6 inch cichlids you could fit into your 125 gallon tank or how many guppies you could fit in your 29 gallon tank.


Newest Fish and Aquarium Information

Developmental or Hereditary Diseases

Developmental or Hereditary Diseases

There is a huge variety of issues in this catagory. small gill plates, missing eyes, abnormal colors, unusual fins, loss of swimbladder,and siamese twins just to name a few.

Blood Parasites (Trypanoplasma, Trypanosoma, Sanguinicola)

Blood Parasites (Trypanoplasma, Trypanosoma, Sanguinicola)

Symptoms - Not really obvoius but could be one or more of the following. Anaemia, emanciation, gill damage, kidney damage, pop-eye, and/or listless behavior.

Cotton Wool Disease (Mouth Fungus)

Cotton Wool Disease (Mouth Fungus)

Off white coloration around the mouth, fins or body of the fish. As the disease spreads what looks like cotton will appear around the mouth and the fins begin to fray along with ulcers. In serious cases they will stop eating and stay isolated.

Fish Lice, Gill Maggots, Fish Louse, Argulus, Ergasilus

Fish Lice, Gill Maggots, Fish Louse, Argulus, Ergasilus

Small crustaceans attached to the body or gills of the infested fish. The fish may scratch itself against the bottom of tank or decorations within the tank. Red lesions where the crustacean is attached to the fish.

Anchor Worms (Lernaea)

Anchor Worms (Lernaea)

Symptoms - Usually you will see a elongated parasite attached to the body of the fish. Usually a ulcer will develop right where the worm attaches itself creating a location where secondary infections may occur.

Finrot, Aeromonas, Pseudomonas, Flavobacterium, and Flexibacter

Finrot, Aeromonas, Pseudomonas, Flavobacterium, and Flexibacter

Symptoms - split, worn, ragged or shortened fins. Sometimes there will be a white edge along the infected fin.

Fish Fungus, Egg Fungus, Achlya and Saprolegina

Fish Fungus, Egg Fungus, Achlya and Saprolegina

Symptoms - White, brown or grey cotton like growths on the scales, skin, or fins of freshwater or brackish water fish.

Siamese Fighting Fish (Betta splendens)

Siamese Fighting Fish (Betta splendens)

Bettas now come in a multitude of different colours and tail shapes. In the wild, these colours would not be a good idea, so wild Bettas are generally greenish browns and greys, with some of the more common colours we see in our Bettas only being seen on the wild fish in small patches.

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