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Jim’s Best Practices in Fish Keeping

  With over 33 years of fish keeping experience, we’ve learned a couple tricks of the trade that we feel are key to maintaining a healthy and happy fish aquarium. 1. Get good equipment for your tank – we recommend always going with a larger filter than what is suggested for the size of the […]

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Jims Exotic Fish Free Tank Giveaway Winner!

 

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Why I’m in love with Maxi-Mini Carpet Anemones

  I’ve never been a big fan of anemones in reef tanks. Having seen too often the injury they can cause on prize corals as they roam around the aquarium looking for that perfect spot, I was always weary of keeping any type of anemone in a reef set-up. However, in the last several months, […]

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Saltwater Fish | Breeding Ocellaris Clown Fish

Tweet   “What are those orange things on my live rock!?” I remember vividly thinking to myself as I ran through my usual water change regimen. Though, I knew exactly what they were, Clownfish eggs! I have been keeping a saltwater reef tank for just about two years now after several years of freshwater experience. […]

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How To Build A Home Garden Koi Pond

  One Summer day in 2008 I decided (rather ostentatiously) to dig up my parent’s backyard patio and teach myself how to build a koi pond. The process began innocently enough, I took a long hard look at the dilapidated corner of the patio that had been partially eaten away by an old fern in […]

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Fish of the Month | Algae-eating Nerite Snails

Zebra Nerite Snail | Algae-Eating Cleaning Machines We first brought Zebra Algae-eating Nerite Snails (Neritina natalensis) into the store in 2010.  These are great little creatures that love to eat algae.  I put several into my 55 gallon planted display tank and they have eaten almost all of the beard algae growing on the rocks.  […]

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Product Reviews | Fluval “Spec” 2 Gallon Nano Aquarium

Fluval Spec — A New Nano Aquarium The Fluval “Spec” is a new (2010) nano aquarium from Rolf C. Hagen Corp.  Measuring in at 6.75 x 10 x 8.75, it is one of the smallest self-contained, fully filtered nano aquariums on the market.  Made of glass, with brushed aluminum edges, it has a pleasing appearance, […]

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Freshwater Fish | African Cichlids Tanks

  Maintaining healthy and harmonious African Cichlids tanks is one of our many specialties here at Jim’s Exotic Fish, and in spite of all the horror stories that you may have heard about the difficulties when keeping african cichlids, there are tricks to help with your success when keeping these vibrant and personable fish.   […]

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Aquarium How-To | Using a Fish Tank Gravel Vacuum

Changing Your Aquarium Water and Using A Fish Tank Gravel Vacuum At Jim’s Exotic Fish, we are big proponents of the need for regular water changes and also of making good use of a fish tank gravel vacuum. We all understand how difficult it can be to keep up with the regular required maintenance of […]

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Saltwater Fish | Seahorses

  Are Seahorses a Fish I Could Keep? I have an aquarium designed for seahorses which I’ve kept with success for several years. One of the most frequently asked questions I get is, “Aren’t they hard to keep?” Let’s discuss some of the special needs I’ve found when keeping seahorses as pets. One of the […]

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