Tetras are a group of mostly smaller, schooling fish. The most know tetra is the neon. Its bright red and blue horizontal stripes make this a popular choice among freshwater fish keepers. At our store we carry a wide variety of tetras with over 20 kinds currently in stock. You should come in and check out the tank raised HY511/peppermint tetras which we try and keep in stock. Other unusual verities include, Congo, Costello, and red fin blue Colombian.
BETTA CARE SHEET
NEVER use untreated tap water to fill up your Betta’s home. Spring water is fine in a pinch, but tap water treated with prime water conditioner, sitting at room temperature overnight, is best. Never use distilled water. Fill his bowl about an inch from the top to prevent him from jumping out
Feed your Betta 2 to 3 pellets a day at most. This is all he needs to stay healthy. He will eat as much as you feed him but this will cause his water to become polluted quickly and that will cause him to get sick.
Change half of his water every one to two weeks, depending on water clarity. Once every 3 to six months remove your fish and half of the water from the bowl into a separate, soap free container. Use a paper towel or AQUARIUM sponge to wipe out the bowl and stir up the gravel to remove the dirt trapped in it and then empty the dirty water. Next put your fish back in the bowl with the saved water and fill the bowl with the replacement water you have sitting out. This will help keep you pet Betta healthy and happy.
Place your Betta in a warmer room but not in a window or near heat vents. Consistent temperature is best.
If all else fails call us at TROPICAL LAGOON at 301-585-6562
At Tropical Lagoon we carry a full line of reverse osmosis filters and cartridges at web prices.
The Clown Trigger is the most prized of all saltwater fish. However they are not for everyone because of a max size of 20 inches in length and are very aggressive. Tiny juveniles have a high mortality rate but the larger juveniles and adults are very hardy. Keep your eye on them because they can snap and start killing tank mates without warning.
The Emperor angelfish is one of the most desired species of angels. The juvenile fish shown in the photo, changes into a color pattern of yellow stripes and tail. They reach 15 inches in lengt, so don’t think about one unless your tank is 100 gallons or larger. Emperors must have a varied diet consisting of marine algae, mysis, angel variety foods, and vitamin-enriched color enhancing foods to maintain full color and not succumb to later-line erosion.