What is the purpose of an air pump in a fish tank?

Answer An air pump is a device that artificially pumps air into the water of an aquarium. This device fills several functions within the aquarium ecology including adding supplemental air to the tank, wa... Read More »

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What kind of filter do you use with small fish in a fish tank?

Using the right filter in your fish tank is important, especially when dealing with very small fish. The best filter to use for little fish is an under-gravel filter. It stays beneath the gravel an... Read More »

What kind of food do koi fish eat for a fish tank?

Koi fish eat specially formulated food pellets designed to meet their nutritional requirements. In freshwater settings, koi will eat the leftover plant and animal matter floating in the water. In a... Read More »

When can baby fish be welcomed into a tank with adult fish?

Keep the baby fish in the clear bags they came in when purchased, or mesh bags. Place the bag into the tank for one hour. Make sure the tank has plenty of hiding spots, such as plants and rocks, fo... Read More »

How many fish can live in a 55-gallon freshwater fish tank?

On One Hand: Fit One Inch of Fish Per GallonThe usual advice for the number of fish that can fit in an aquarium is one gallon per inch of fish. So, a 55-gallon tank would fit 55 fish that are one i... Read More »