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Should I let my fish fight?

Asked: Nicholas Geoffrion, Last Updated:

It shouldn't surprise you that fish fight over the same things that people do: food, mates, territory and so forth. It's a good thing fish aren't religious or political. Most aggression in the aquarium occurs over territory. Many species swim wherever they want and are fancy-free.

FAQ

  • Is it humane to flush a dying fish?

    Decapitation. While too grisly for most aquarists, stunning a fish, decapitating it and then pithing it (physically destroying the brain with a metal rod) is a humane way to euthanize a fish. Because fish can remain conscious for some time after decapitation, the pithing step is essential.

  • Can tilapia be red?

    The Red Tilapia is found in all Mexican freshwater systems and if not currently present in a specific body of water they will be there shortly. The Red Tilapia cannot be confused with any other species due to its uniform coloration, however, several different strains of the Red Tilapia exist globally.

  • Is pale salmon bad?

    Fresh salmon should have a bright pink or orange color to it. If your salmon has a pale, dull color, it is likely spoiled. Your salmon should also have fine white lines running though it, which indicate freshness.

  • Is fish tank water good for tomato plants?

    Most tomato species are popular in aquaponics setups and seem to grow well and thrive on the waste produced by the fish, and other nutrients that they find in the aquariums. The water from your aquariums will be beneficial for tomatoes in the garden as long as you haven't dosed it with certain chemicals.

  • Can I put 2 clownfish in a 10 gallon tank?

    Yes, you can have a single clownfish in a 10-gallon tank. If you plan to have a pair, you will need at least a 20 gallon.

  • What are the types of dried fish?

    The kind of fishes that are dried are often galunggong (roundscad), tunsoy (herring), bisugo, danggit (rabbitfish), sapsap (ponyfish), matangbaka (bigeye), espada (beltfish), labahita (surgeonfish), salay-salay (finlet scad), tuloy (sardines) and dilis (anchovies). And there is the recently named jeprox!

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