Archive for May, 2011

Pet Fish Types

Pet fish are of different types. They are commonly divided into three categories, which include coldwater, marine (saltwater fish and corals), and tropical.

Following are a few helpful tips to consider while buying fish as pet.

Coldwater Fish:

Coldwater fish are a good starting point for the beginners and are relatively easy to keep as compared to marine and tropical fishes. Goldfish is the most common type of coldwater fishes.

Marine Fish:

Marine are mostly comprises of saltwater fish and corals. These fish are wonderful and appealing to keep, however they can be a little more costly and their maintenance levels are also a bit higher. At a minimum, a heater and saltwater is usually required to keep these fishes.

Tropical Fish:

All of the tropical fish need a heater with a temperature of at least 25C. Some of the groups in this category include:

  • Community Tropical Fish: They are usually peaceful and easy to keep.
  • African Cichlids: They are mostly bright colorful fish, which can be aggressive at times. They are available in a number of sizes.
  • South American Cichlids: They are beautiful fish, some of which can grow quite large and can be aggressive.
  • Odd Bods: There are many different types of these fish, which have an interesting appearance or are just extraordinary.

It is important to know that different types of fish occupy different levels of water. For example, if you already have bottom dwellers, such as catfish, then it is better for you to go for a top dweller or mid-level dweller in its place.

In addition, different types of fish have specific temperaments, aggressive or peaceful, and are either nocturnal or diurnal. It is highly recommended to get a proper guidance from the professional fish seller on the number of fish to keep in a specific amount of water.


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How to Get Your Cat to Come to You

The foremost and main thing about a cat is to keep in mind that she is an animal, and most probably think of you as a very large cat with non-cat eccentricities. Therefore, it is better to look at things from her perspective. This will enable you to understand things that she does.

Unlike kids and dogs, whenever you call your cat, he normally does not come to you for kicks you want him to obey. But if a cat knows he will be warmly greeted, petted, brushed, will get a treat, or an additional time of lap-napping, then these incentives will surely make your cat to come to you, showing the attitude that it was his idea in the first place.

Remember that no animal will ever come to you willingly if you raise your voice or if they think they will be punished upon coming near you.

In addition to this, cats react best to names that end in an ‘ee’ sound. The chances of getting a better response depend on the name of your pet cat. Names that end in an ‘ee’, such as Stanley and Zaddy, are great to make your cat come to you when you call him.

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