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January Featured Fish: Angelfish

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Jan 14th 2021

January Featured Fish: AngelfishLooking for a first fish or maybe a new fish for an aquarium you already have? Angelfish are a good choice for beginners and up, as well as for community tanks.If you’r … read more

What to Do if Your Aquarium is Infected with Ich

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Jan 7th 2021

What to Do if Your Aquarium is Infected with Ich Last week I wrote about how to know if your fish is infected with ich. In that article, I discussed how ich is quite contagious and can easily aff … read more

What is Ich and What Does It Do to Tropical Fish?

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Dec 31st 2020

What is Ich and What Does It Do to Tropical Fish?Photo courtesy of James PickettIch is a disease that can affect tropical fish—even those that you buy from an exotic pet store. This disease is also kn … read more

Do My Reptiles Need Additional Heat in the Winter?

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Dec 23rd 2020

Do My Reptiles Need Additional Heat in the Winter?You heat your house or apartment in the winter, so your reptiles should be covered as far as heat goes, right? Maybe.Winter temperatures that are comf … read more

Safe Treats for Reptiles and Amphibians

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Dec 10th 2020

Safe Treats for Reptiles and AmphibiansWith the holidays around the corner, you may be thinking about special treats for your reptile or amphibian. After all, why shouldn’t they enjoy something a litt … read more

December Featured Fish: Kuhli Loach

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Dec 3rd 2020

December Featured Fish: Kuhli LoachLooking for an interesting freshwater fish for populating the bottom of your tank? Kuhli loaches are easy to find at most tropical fish stores, and they’re fairly ea … read more

What's the Deal with Fish Food?

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Nov 26th 2020

What's the Deal with Fish Food?Photo courtesy of Juan Carlos Palau DíazIf you’re new to tropical fishkeeping, you may feel a bit clueless about how to feed them. After all, not getting the right kind … read more

Gardening with Exotic Pets: What to Plant

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Nov 19th 2020

Gardening with Exotic Pets: What to PlantLast week I covered which plants it’s best to keep out of reptile and amphibian enclosures because of toxicity that can lead to health problems in your herp. T … read more

Toxic Plants to Avoid in Bioactive Enclosures

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Nov 12th 2020

Toxic Plants to Avoid in Bioactive EnclosuresOne of the best things about creating a bioactive enclosure is combining herp keeping with a beautiful indoor garden. Both you and your exotic pet get the … read more