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Keeping a fish tank in your house has the potential to be incredibly satisfying. Just looking at the fish will have a soothing effect in many different ways. This is fantastic, but you also need to know that keeping an aquarium can be a lot of work. For instance, you’re going to need to clean the fish tank gravel regularly or else debris will build up over time. When you don’t clean fish tank gravel,…

Hermit crabs are very interesting creatures that many people like keeping as pets. Not everyone agrees that hermit crabs should be kept as pets, but that doesn’t stop many people from caring for these creatures. Taking care of a hermit crab can be a big commitment, though. In fact, a lot of people don’t really understand what is necessary to care for a hermit crab at all. You might not even be sure whether hermit…

Sea monkeys have been popular for quite a long time. A lot of people like to take care of sea monkeys because they’re easy to handle and kind of interesting to look at. Of course, sea monkeys aren’t actually monkeys and they don’t even live in the sea. These are actually a type of brine shrimp that were marketed as sea monkeys during the 1950s. That term stuck and people have been buying sea monkeys…

Hermit crabs have started to become pretty popular as pets as of late. However, some people get confused by hermit crabs due to their digging practices. You might notice that your hermit crab is digging a lot in its habitat. Although this is normal, it’s still something that new hermit crab owners need to learn about so that they can understand what’s going on. Read on to learn more about why hermit crabs bury themselves.…

Maybe you like the way shrimp flutter through the sea, or the way hermit crabs scuttle along the beach. Maybe you like the way either shrimp or hermit crabs look or act, and think they’d make good pets. Maybe you love the way the two taste together on a seafood platter. But while you’re hopefully not interested in purchasing them for the latter point, the question remains – can you keep both shrimp and hermit…

Trying to take care of a goldfish is one of the great shared experiences of pet lovers everywhere. No matter who you are or what your background might be, there’s a decent chance you’ve tried to take care of a goldfish before. That said, there’s a big difference between trying to keep a goldfish afloat in a tank and trying to do the same in a pond. It isn’t as though there are a whole…

Hermit crabs make adorable pets and are fascinating creatures in the wild as well. As any expert knows, hermit crabs will leave their shells at particular points in their lifetime. In this article, we will explore the few circumstances that might prompt a hermit crab to leave its shell. Remember, shells are protective for hermit crabs and it is instinctual for them to want to remain inside. We will also look at what we can…

Maintaining a fish pond can be a labor of love. There’s something about the serenity and beauty of sunlight refracting off the cool clear water and colorful scales of koi and other pond fish as they swim past plants that’s simply impossible not to love as a fish owner and nature person. For as much as you might love all of that, however, there’s still the “labor” part of your labor of love to consider.…

Hermit crabs make great low-maintenance pets, especially for busy families or small children who are just learning to take care of animals. But sometimes, their tanks can look a little sparse, since hermit crabs love to burrow and hide in small spaces. Is there anything that can safely and easily live in there with them? As any owner knows, hermit crabs live in terrariums where you must create a tropical environment, but that doesn’t mean…

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