Is it true that my fish will only grow to the size of its aquarium?

Is it true that my fish will only grow to the size of its aquarium?

One of the more common myths about fish-keeping is that a fish will only grow to the size of the aquarium it is kept in. This mis-information likely started with Goldfish kept in bowls that did not seem to grow even though some achieved a life-span of several years (still a short life for a Goldfish). Somehow, this thinking then transferred into keeping tropical fish in aquariums and has remained in our lexicon ever since. This post aims to explain why this theory has taken hold in the mainstream hobbyist’s knowledge base, why it is incorrect thinking, and what you can do for your fish to make sure it’s life includes getting to the size it is genetically pre-destined to achieve.   

Are Corydora catfish right for my aquarium?

Are Corydora catfish right for my aquarium?

Corydoras, or Cory Cats as they are sometimes referred to, are a family of small moderately-armored catfish from South America found throughout the Amazon River system. When thinking about adding some of these catfish to your aquarium, a few considerations should be made as regards to your tank set-up...

Does my aquarium need a "bottom feeder"?

Does my aquarium need a "bottom feeder"?

In an effort to promote responsible aquarium keeping we have put together this post to dispel another all too common misconception about fish keeping; the necessity of the “Bottom Feeder”.

What is the best filter for my aquarium?

What is the best filter for my aquarium?

If you are looking to upgrade your current filter or start up a new aquarium you may be wondering what kind of filtration will work best for your set-up. What follows is some information on selecting the correct method of filtration for your tank. We will explain what your options are, why you would pick a certain filter over another, and why certain filtration may or may not be the best fit your aquarium. 

How do I set up my tank with C02?

How do I set up my tank with C02?

So you have decided to invest in a professional Co2 system for your planted aquarium! In this demonstration we are using the Archaea Pro Dual Gauge Regulator and we are following the steps listed in the instructions. We recommend that if you are using a different brand to please check with their manufacturer's instructions before installation. 

What products do you carry?

What products do you carry?

We stock everything you need to set up and maintain your aquarium. In addition to dry-stock we proudly offer the widest selection of aquarium plants in all of Arizona and a diverse selection of tropical fish and invertebrates. 

How do I set up my planted aquarium?

How do I set up my planted aquarium?

Before you purchase plants you will need to set up your aquarium. This post will guide you through the steps we take when setting up planted aquariums in the store. There will be some variability depending upon your aquarium size, filter brand and lighting, however the concepts are the same. 

I found Product X cheaper online than at your store. Why is that?

I found Product X cheaper online than at your store. Why is that?

Most websites that sell aquarium supplies do not have the overhead that a retail store has. We maintain a retail space where you can come and look at what you are buying. We wade through the thousands of aquarium products available and hand select and stock the highest value and highest quality choices available.

Why are Arizona Nature Aquatics' fish healthier?

Why are Arizona Nature Aquatics' fish healthier?

 

During our more than 20 years in the aquatics business, we've cultivated relationships with some of the best tropical fish breeders, hatcheries, and exporters all over the world. Each time we receive a shipment from a supplier, it is given a letter grade to make sure that over time we are ordering from the best suppliers possible.

Why should I put live plants in my aquarium?

Why should I put live plants in my aquarium?

Including live plants in your aquarium has many benefits. Live plants establish the eco-system of your tank more completely and allow much more room for error when it comes to tank maintenance. Large amounts of rapidly growing plants process excess fish waste and provide an oxygen-rich natural environment for your fish to thrive.

Why don't you keep your bettas in cups?

Why don't you keep your bettas in cups?

In the wild, Bettas inhabit areas that are quite small. These “territories” serve the fish well as they are outfitted with lung-like air sacks that allow them to breath surface air. This is why you commonly see them kept in much smaller containers than other fish at stores. 

What should I look for when buying freshwater plants?

What should I look for when buying freshwater plants?

Aquarium plants, when thriving, are very beneficial to the health of your aquarium. During photosynthesis, plants absorb carbon dioxide produced by your fish and release oxygen. Additionally live plants utilize harmful pollutants such as ammonia, nitrates, nitrites, phosphates.

Why don't you sell goldfish bowls?

Why don't you sell goldfish bowls?

You’ve seen the picture a hundred times: a goldfish swimming around in a glass bowl.  You may even know someone who is keeping a goldfish this way. Even now, we still get customers that believe this is fine because they know of a fish that appeared to be healthy in this kind of environment.

Why don't you sell anything on your website?

Why don't you sell anything on your website?

Arizona Nature Aquatics is first and foremost a retail store. Although we have a website, we are not a webSTORE. We work very hard to deliver a high impact in-store customer experience that a website cannot deliver.