Aquarium News And Trends
Advances in modern technology have changed the world we live in, but how has it affected the aquarium hobby? Keep reading to find out.
Innovation is the heart of progress – things cannot move forward if they don’t change. There are a great many ways this principle can be applied. You may not think of it as relevant to the aquarium hobby but, if you take a moment to consider it, you’ll come to see just how much progress has been made in the aquarium industry and what kind of promise the future holds.
Modern technology has changed the way we live. Not only has it made our lives easier, but it has made them safer as well. It is easy to identify the benefits of modern technology for things like transportation and medicine, but there are many smaller applications as well. The aquarium hobby is an excellent example of how technology has been a catalyst for change.
In this article, we’ll talk through some of the technological advances that have impacted the aquarium hobby. We’ll also talk about changes to the hobby as a whole and provide some insight into what the future may hold. So, keep reading!
Turning Back the Clock – What’s Changed?
While most pet stores carry a limited supply of glass or acrylic aquariums in a small range of sizes, the availability of prefabricated fish tanks has changed a great deal over the decades. New manufacturing techniques and improved materials have made it possible for fish tanks to exceed 100 gallons in capacity. Not only are modern aquariums larger, but they are stronger as well and less prone to scratches, cracks, and...
Discus fish are some of the most brightly colored fish in the animal kingdom. Keep reading to learn about popular trends in discus fish this spring.
Discus fish are a unique and beautiful species that can transform your home aquarium into a colorful aquatic paradise. If you are thinking about adding discus fish to your tank, take the time to learn as much as you can about them and their needs. Keep reading to learn more about these beautiful fish and what discus fish-related topics are trending this spring!
Discus Fish – The Best Parents in the Aquarium Industry
On May 29, Twitter handle @AquariumTalks posted a picture of a beautiful pair of orange discus fish caring for their newly laid eggs. The photo was posted with the text, “Parents with newly hatched fry… these guys are the best parents among #Pet #Fish.”
Cichlids in general are known for being some of the most dedicated parents in the aquatic world, but discus fish are particularly good at parenting. According to an article posted by the North American Discus Association (NADA), the key to breeding discus fish is to select and thoroughly condition a breeding pair. Purchasing a proven breeding pair can be expensive, but it is well worth it if you want to have a successful spawn. If you’re up to the task of starting from scratch, however, you can purchase a group of five or more juvenile discus fish and raise them to adulthood. Hopefully, over time, a pair or two will naturally form and you can start conditioning them for breeding around 9 to 14 months of age.
If you're looking for a unique way to stock your new tank, give freshwater shrimp a try. Keep reading to learn more about this topic that was trending on social media in May 2017.
When it comes to stocking your aquarium, you are probably mostly focused on the different species of fish you like. If you want your aquarium to really stand out, however, you might want to consider some alternatives to traditional aquarium fish – aquarium shrimp are a great option to think about. In fact, aquarium shrimp are trending on social media as of the Spring of 2017 – keep reading to learn more about the benefits of shrimp in your home aquarium and to receive tips for keeping them.
Shrimp as An Alternative to Fish in Home Aquariums
On April 28, the Twitter handle @AquariumTalks posted a picture of an orange shrimp with the text, “A #shrimp tank might be the best solution for you if you don’t have space for a big #fishtank.” This comment brings up an interesting point that many aquarium hobbyists don’t think about – that you can have a fish tank without fish. If you have limited space in your home for a large aquarium or you don’t have the time or money to dedicate to a big tank, a shrimp tank is an option that you should consider. Here are some of the benefits of shrimp tanks versus traditional aquariums stocked with fish:
* Shrimp are excellent algae-eaters and all-purpose cleaners – they will help to keep your tank clean and the water quality high.
* Many shrimp come in bright colors and interesting patterns which makes them a unique and attractive addition to the home aquarium.
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