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Tough Fish Vs Tough Fish - Mixing fish isn't a straightforward matter. Some experienced hobbyists do manage to combine rather nasty sorts (eg cichlids, big catfish), while others wind up with a solitary, super-aggressive fish with a big grin on its face! Here's How ...

What To Look For When Buying Fish? - When selecting fish to start your new hobby with, as well as other livestock in the future, it would be good to prepare a "species list" for your aquarium first. Then learn as much as you can about each species' characteristics, ...

Death, Where Is Thy Sting? - Scorpion Where They Are Found: Under logs and rocks. Common species found locally are the red and black scorpions. Danger: Venom is at the end of its tail, but stings from scorpions are generally not fatal. But extreme pain is experie...

First-Timers Common Boo-Boos - It's exciting to bring home new fish and set up your first aquarium. But it can also be most disheartening should you find your fish dying on you soon after. Inexperienced fish hobbyists may unwittingly make mistakes that result in their fish f...

Must All Pets Be Trained? - The need to train dogs is obvious. Dogs are part of family circles, or have specific jobs like guiding the visually-challenged, guard or police work. Untrained pet dogs cannot be easily integrated into the family without chaos, and working dogs...

Trick Or Treat? - When a pet is over-trained so that it can do elaborate, circus-quality tricks. I wonder if the owner wants the pet for itself, or keeps it to amuse him and amaze his friends. Tricks are different from obedience training, which is vital for dogs...

Aquatic Plants To Spice Up Your Fish Tank - No aquarium looks complete without some aquatic plants. Most than just an aesthetic role, however, water greens are essential to the aquarium. They ensure the supply of oxygen that is necessary to sustain life among the aquatic creatures. ...

Don't Ask Kitty To Beg - Unlike dogs, cats do not enjoy learning tricks. Dogs are pack animals that will do almost anything to please their pack leaders (ie human owners) and be thrilled about it too, but cats are independent thinkers who will not be happy doing someth...

Fish Traps And Pitfalls - Fish keeping may be low maintenance compared to many other pet keeping hobbies, nevertheless there are a few chores that you must do to ensure a thriving underwater world. Regular partial water changes are a must-do. They remove dissolved waste...

Fish Tank Water Quality - However good your aquarium's filtration system may be, you still need frequent, partial water changes to maintain the quality of the water. Don't be over-zealous though, as this does more harm than good. Too many water changes are bad because y...

Water Changes - Why Make Frequent Partial Water Changes?Doing this keeps waste products at tolerable levels and optimises water quality because: The build-up of nitrates can reduce the alkalinity of your water and result in a drop in pH level. ...

Setting A Home Aquarium - A home aquarium can be the container in which aquatic animals and plants are kept or it can he enlarged to include all its contents, that is, the entire underwater community of fish, plants, rocks, water et al. To the relief of amateurs especia...

Bringing Home The Fish - As soon as you have set up your aquarium, you will probably be very eager to introduce fish into the water to complete the visual effects of your valuable creations. More likely that not, however. the variety of fish for sale at your nearest sh...

Fishkeeping Fun - So what is it that attracts so many of us to keep fishes? What is so special about those slimy cold-blooded creatures that make us want to fork out hard-earned money for them? Well, aquariums are aesthetic items for the home; properly decorated...

Differences Between Cross-Breed And Purebred Dogs - When you decide to bring a dog into your life, you may face a choice between a cross-breed and purebred (pedigree) pooch. In What Ways Do They Differ? Cross-BreedA dog with mixed ancestry is more likely to escape the hereditary diseas...

Fishing Jardon - If you are a beginner at fishkeeping, gain in-depth knowledge of your new hobby by reading relevant books, magazines and other materials. In your reading, you may be stumped by common fishkeeping terms that are still unfamiliar to you.  ...

Breed Talk - Breed: Dwarf Hotot Origins: A relatively new breed that gained official recognition only in the 1980s. It was developed in Germany, with red-eyed whites, Netherland Dwarfs and Blanc de Hotots in its ancestry. Size: Small. Weighs less ...

Animal Abuse - More Violent Behavior To Come - What makes a person torture or even kill a small, defenceless animal like a kitten? Stories about animal abuse surface regularly, like a case where by a person who strangled a kitten and caused it to bleed from its nose and mouth. Sometimes, th...

How Do Small And Big Dogs Measure Up Against Each Other? - Smaller DogsSmaller breeds of dogs generally live longer and age more slowly. Small and medium-sized dogs can live 15 - 17 years or longer, depending on individual health and living conditions. Certain breeds of small dogs leg Pugs, Pekingese, ...

Misconceptions About Rabbits - Easter's on the way, so we will be bombarded with images of the cutest, fluffiest rabbits imaginable. This is when people think it would be great to buy a pet bunny. Sadly, most of these rabbits will be abandoned to die a premature death, bec...

How Do Fish Make Babies? - How Do Fish Make Babies? Adult fish basically reproduce in the same way as the higher animals: The female produces eggs and the male produces sperm. Egg and sperm combine to produce a new individual, containing genetic material from both p...

Animals/Pets Sites And Resources - This page offer links to animals/pets sites and resources. Puppies for Sale, Dogs for Sale, Dog SuppliesGreat online directory for all your dog's needs. Classified Ad listings, breeders's directory, dog supply vendors, dog training, veternari...

 

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