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Liquid Fish Food

A type of fish food that is becoming increasingly more popular, especially among fish breeders, is liquid fish food. Having food for fish available in a liquid form can make some of the components of the food more bio-available to fish, and may also have some other health benefits for good pet care. However, the majority of fish owners are unaware of the benefits of liquid fish food, which can promote good health in overall pet fish care. There are several different type of liquid fish food formulas available on the market today, which may or may not be the best fit for your fish’s nutritional needs. Here is some general information about liquid fish food formulas.



The use of liquid fish food formulas is sometimes used to feed baby fish, or ‘fry’ as they are sometimes called. Liquid fish food formulas provide an aqueous suspension of tiny food particles, which are much easier for newly hatched fish to ingest. Because baby fish grow at such a rapid rate, they will thrive off of a diet that provides them with a constant supply of nutrition.


Some of the most common ingredients in liquid fish food formulas include:


Calanoid copepods are a type of zooplankton that is in the order of copepods. There are approximately 2000 different species of calanoid copepods, which may reside either in saltwater or freshwater environments. The reason why calanoid copepods are a valuable source of nutrition for fish, is because they ingest phytoplankton and algae. This ingested food is then converted by the calanoid copepod into a more digestible form, which provides better nutrition for other animals, such as fish. Most commercially grown fish are dependent on calanoid copepods for a source of nutrition, which may be consumed either in their adult or larval forms. In most cases, calanoid copepods are freeze-dried before they are added to liquid fish food formulas.


Technically, nannochloropsis is a genus of alga that was first classified in 1981. For the most part, nannochloropsis is spherical in shape, and lacks chlorophyll b and c (unlike other related microalgae). However, nannochloropsis contains a high level of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are often used for many different industrial applications. As an additive to liquid fish food, nannochloropsis provides a high-energy food source for most pet fish.


Tetraselmis is a type of phytoplankton that is commonly used as a nutrient source in liquid fish food formulas. By description (in its natural state) tetraselmis is motile, green and very tiny. Tetraselmis is valued for its extremely high level in natural EPA lipids. In addition to this, tetraselmis also contains a fairly high protein content. Tetraselmis is also able to stimulate feeding in many different types of pet fish, by using its natural amino acids. In its digestible form, tetraselmis contains a 54.66% concentration of protein, a 18.31% concentration of natural carbohydrates and a 14.27% concentration of total lipids.

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Keeping Betta Fish Healthy and Well

The Betta fish is regarded as one of the most preferred pet fish among the marine life enthusiasts. Because Betta is a gorgeous fish, several marine life enthusiasts use this fish to add natural beauty on their aquarium. Still, there are a few individuals who prefer to store their Bettas in small bowls as pets. Even though having Bettas typically are not difficult to keep as the fishes are notable for its physical toughness, there are some tips that we need to look at to keep these fish variety well.

Because of its traits of physical strength, the Betta fish will be able to live nicely even if it is placed in a small bowls or jars. This marine life described as labyrinth fish that can survive even in atmospheric air. Thus, given a small space; it can endure whatever instances where oxygen is deficient because it can swim towards the top of the water to take air. Even though this variety of fish can thrive in small fish aquariums, it is very important that the water in these containers be changed regularly. The smaller the water aquarium space, the more often is the need to change the water. In case a Betta is keep in a small living area having poor water quality, it will fail to reach its full coloration and high activity levels.

Bettas must be placed in water with temperature between 74 degrees to 84 degrees Fahrenheit. If the temperature is higher than 84 degrees F, the Betta will show discomfort in the long run. When replacing the water, it should be stable and the temperature of the new water should be similar to the old water. This is to ensure that the Betta will not go through an abrupt alteration of temperature and become sick and tired. If the Bettas are place in a relatively small living place, there is no need to filter the water. However, if larger containers are used, filtering is encouraged as it can lengthen the time needed for water change.

Experience aquarium hobbyists do not recommend putting more than one male Betta fish in a small fish container. This type of fish tends to be aggressive and competitive to defend their property given a small living space. Hence, they may cause harm to each other. It is seldom that two female Bettas will fight against each other, maybe a little fin nipping, but this is normal even among humans. Putting, however, both male and female Bettas with other kinds can create nasty circumstances. It could affect other fishes in the aquarium community when these two Bettas start breeding. In case you decide to combine Betta with other fish species, choose not an aggressive variety of fishes to prevent problems among your pet fish.

Bettas have a rapid metabolic rate; hence, it is advisable that these fishes be fed with small, frequent meals. If too much food is given in one feeding, the Betta may not consume all the food and the remaining food may cause pollution on the water.

All the things mentioned above are some of the points that we need to note if we want to keep our Bettas well and healthy. Keeping Betta as your pet fish is an interesting and rewarding hobby.

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15 Ugly Fishes around the World

Some fish are just extremely ugly. Here are 15 fishes that are really ugly. There are many other ugly fishes around the world but this list is based on my eyes only. See it for yourself and decide if they are worthy to be called ugly or not! These fishes are beautiful in an ugly kind of way.

I know a little about some of these fishes, however I don’t know what they eat or where they’re from. I don’t know the scientific names of these ugly organisms but one thing is for sure that I really know about them, they are all ugly!

1. Blob fish

2. Lump fish

3. Rat-tails or Grenadiers

4. Stone fish

5. Wolf fish

6. Hairy Frog fish

7. Viper Moray

8. Monk fish

9. Frog Fish Lizard

10. Gulper Eel

11. Angler fish

12. Mola-mola

13. Scorpion fish

14. Elephant nose fish

15. Big lipped fish

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An Aquarium

by: Amy Lowell

Streaks of green and yellow iridescence,
Silver shiftings,
Rings veering out of rings,
Silver — gold —
Grey-green opaqueness sliding down,
With sharp white bubbles
Shooting and dancing,
Flinging quickly outward.
Nosing the bubbles,
Swallowing them,
Blue shadows against silver-saffron water,
The light rippling over them
In steel-bright tremors.
Outspread translucent fins
Flute, fold, and relapse;
The threaded light prints through them on the pebbles
In scarcely tarnished twinklings.
Curving of spotted spines,
Slow up-shifts,
Lazy convolutions:
Then a sudden swift straightening
And darting below:
Oblique grey shadows
Athwart a pale casement.
Roped and curled,
Green man-eating eels
Slumber in undulate rhythms,
With crests laid horizontal on their backs.
Barred fish,
Striped fish,
Uneven disks of fish,
Slip, slide, whirl, turn,
And never touch.
Metallic blue fish,
With fins wide and yellow and swaying
Like Oriental fans,
Hold the sun in their bellies
And glow with light:
Blue brilliance cut by black bars.
An oblong pane of straw-coloured shimmer,
Across it, in a tangent,
A smear of rose, black, silver.
Short twists and upstartings,
Rose-black, in a setting of bubbles:
Sunshine playing between red and black flowers
On a blue and gold lawn.
Shadows and polished surfaces,
Facets of mauve and purple,
A constant modulation of values.
With green bead eyes;
Swift spots of chrysolite and coral;
In the midst of green, pearl, amethyst irradiations.
A willow-tree flickers
With little white jerks,
And long blue waves
Rise steadily beyond the outer islands.

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Fish vs. Bird


  • Catching two fishes in one dive.


  • just got out from water with my food


  • The fish is trying to escape from the bird.
  • A big catch!
  • Under the predator’s wings.




Take me away…

  • Don’t worry, it’s just you and me here.

  • Perfect shot!

  • I dive for you, coz you dive me crazy!

  • Thank you God for my food, this isn’t a crime.

shut up fish! no one will hear you screaming here! so just shut up!

  • The fish is trying to fight back.

  • Bird on its acrobatic stunts just to get the fish.

  • Look closely, is the fish feeding the bird by itself?

  • Helpless little fish


  • For breakfast, lunch and dinner. Perfect!



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The Fish

I caught a tremendous fish
and held him beside the boat
half out of water, with my hook
fast in a corner of his mouth.

He didn’t fight.
He hadn’t fought at all.
He hung a grunting weight,
battered and venerable
and homely. Here and there
his brown skin hung in strips
like ancient wallpaper,
and its pattern of darker brown
was like wallpaper:
shapes like full-blown roses
stained and lost through age.

He was speckled and barnacles,
fine rosettes of lime,
and infested
with tiny white sea-lice,
and underneath two or three
rags of green weed hung down.
While his gills were breathing in
the terrible oxygen
–the frightening gills,
fresh and crisp with blood,
that can cut so badly–

I thought of the coarse white flesh
packed in like feathers,
the big bones and the little bones,
the dramatic reds and blacks
of his shiny entrails,
and the pink swim-bladder
like a big peony.

I looked into his eyes
which were far larger than mine
but shallower, and yellowed,
the irises backed and packed
with tarnished tinfoil
seen through the lenses
of old scratched isinglass.
They shifted a little, but not
to return my stare.

–It was more like the tipping
of an object toward the light.
I admired his sullen face,
the mechanism of his jaw,
and then I saw
that from his lower lip
–if you could call it a lip
grim, wet, and weapon like,
hung five old pieces of fish-line,
or four and a wire leader
with the swivel still attached,
with all their five big hooks
grown firmly in his mouth.

A green line, frayed at the end
where he broke it, two heavier lines,
and a fine black thread
still crimped from the strain and snap
when it broke and he got away.
Like medals with their ribbons
frayed and wavering,
a five-haired beard of wisdom
trailing from his aching jaw.

I stared and stared
and victory filled up
the little rented boat,
from the pool of bilge
where oil had spread a rainbow
around the rusted engine
to the baler rusted orange,
the sun-cracked thwarts,
the oarlocks on their strings,
the gunnels–until everything
was rainbow, rainbow, rainbow!
And I let the fish go.

by : Elizabeth Bishop


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Just for Laughs

What did the sardine call the submarine ?
Answer: A can of people !

What’s the difference between a fish and a piano ?
Answer: You can’t tuna fish !

What do you call a dangerous fish who drinks too much ?
Answer: A beer-a-cuda !

What do you call a fish with no eyes ?
Answer: Fsh !

What lives in the ocean, is grouchy and hates neighbours ?
Answer: A hermit crab !

What fish only swims at night ?
Answer: A starfish !

What kind of fish goes well with ice-cream ?
Answer: Jellyfish !

What is a dolphin’s favorite TV show ?
Answer: Whale of fortune !

Why are fish boots the warmest ones to wear ?
Answer: Because they have electric ‘eels !

Why are gold fish orange ?
Answer: The water makes them rusty !

Who held the baby octopus to ransome ?
Answer: Squidnappers !

How do the fish get to school ?
Answer: By octobus !

What is dry on the outside, filled with water and blows up buildings ?
Answer: A fish tank !

What kind of horse can swim underwater without coming up for air ?
Answer: A seahorse !

What did the boy octopus say to the girl octopus ?
Answer: I wanna hold your hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand !

Which fish can perform operations?
Answer: A Sturgeon!

What is the fastest fish in the sea?
Answer: Go-carp

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