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Myth Busters: The Truth about Bettas

Myth Busters: The Truth about Bettas

There is a common misconception that when keeping Bettas, they must be isolated from other fish because of their aggressive nature, and should not be kept in community aquariums. Bettas can, in fact, coexist with other freshwater fish, and make vibrant additions to community tanks when kept with the ...

Tips for Your Perfect Pond

Tips for Your Perfect Pond

An ornamental or garden pond is beautiful, and will add an element of unique tranquility to your backyard. To thoroughly enjoy your pond season, proper pond care when starting out is important for a low-maintenance pond season and a flourishing, healthy pond ecosystem. Whether filling a new pond or ...

Proactive Fish Keeping

Proactive Fish Keeping

Many fish keepers and aquarium hobbyists seek to treat problems once they’ve already occurred, and in some cases, even once they’ve escalated to the point where they are no longer manageable. This is why it’s prudent to maintain a healthy aquarium once you’ve established it. The result will ...

Caring for Live Aquarium Plants

Caring for Live Aquarium Plants

Many first-time fish keepers settle on plastic plants for aquarium ornamentation. Alternatively, you may want to consider live plants, which can actually help reduce algae growth since they compete with algae for nutrients. Be sure that your fish are compatible with plants first, though, since many ...

Controlling Algae in Your Pond

Controlling Algae in Your Pond

Algae grows in the presence of sunlight when there are excess nutrients in pond water that algae then feed on. There are many sources of these algae-promoting nutrients, including nitrate, ammonia, uneaten food (which spikes phosphate), and excess fish in your pond compared to the volume of pond wat ...

4 Fun Ways to Celebrate National Aquarium Month

4 Fun Ways to Celebrate National Aquarium Month

June is National Aquarium Month, and we at API® are welcoming the warm weather and honoring the theme of this month with a list of fish-friendly activities to help you celebrate! VISIT YOUR LOCAL AQUARIUMNo matter where you’re located, odds are, you’re not too far from an aquarium! Aquariums a ...

Troubleshooting for Green & Cloudy Water

Troubleshooting for Green & Cloudy Water

Have you been struggling with green or discolored aquarium water? Maybe you’ve tested your parameters and they appear to fall within the correct ranges. If this is the case, the good news is that this green water is likely harmless to your aquarium inhabitants. However, green or murky water is cer ...

The Benefits of Owning an Aquarium

The Benefits of Owning an Aquarium

Aquariums make a tranquil and beautiful addition to any home, and come in all shapes, sizes, and types, so that you can place it, design it, and decorate it exactly the way you’ve envisioned. All aquariums are personalized in a variety of different ways, from aquarium material, to ornaments, to fi ...