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Just Keep Swimming: Common Fish Diseases and How to Avoid Them

Just Keep Swimming: Common Fish Diseases and How to Avoid Them

Wondering why Mr. Grumpy Gills seems a little down lately? Just like dogs and cats, fish require proper preventative care to keep them healthy and happy.  Learn more about common fish diseases and how to avoid them with this helpful guide to prevention, symptoms, treatment, and more! Cotton Mouth The name may sound fluffy and harmless, but cotton mouth is a nasty bacterial infection prone to attacking cold water and tropical fish. The telltale signs of this bacteria are white or grey spots around the fish's head and mouth that may turn yellow or brownish red. Cotton mouth is easily...

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Take It Slow When Caring for Aquarium Snails

Take It Slow When Caring for Aquarium Snails

Aquarium snails are the cutest addition to any tank. They're hard working filter feeders that keep aquatic environments sparkling clean and, unlike the popular plecostomus, snails won't outgrow their habitat any time soon. Mystery Snails are among the most popular varieties and come in a range of fun colors from solid browns to oranges, yellows, and striped gradient shell patterns. With a little love and care, aquarium snails are sure to add style to your tank! Watch the Water The number one rule when it comes to caring for freshwater snails is keeping a vigilant eye on water conditions. Sudden...

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