Tropical Fish, Aquarium Fish, and Goldfish for sale online

 
AquariumFish.net
Mobile    Shipping    About    Info    Faqs    DryGoods
AquariumFish.net on Instagram AquariumFish.net on Facebook come and see us AquariumFish.net on Twitter AquariumFish.net on Pinterest ◄ Clicks for social media.
  Home Page
  New Arrivals
  Prices Page 1
    Cichlids
    Neotropical
    Angelfish
    Oscars
    Malawi Cichlids
    Haps & P'cocks
    Mbunas
    Tanganyika
    African Cichlids
    Livebearing Fish
    Male Guppys
    Female Guppies 
    Endler's

    Picta
    Parae
      Mollies
    Platies
    Swordtails
    Killifishes
    Neon Tetras
  Bigger Tetras
  Prices Page 2
    Barbs
  Danios
  Rainbowfish
  White Clouds
    Male Bettas
  Female Bettas
  Betta Fish Bowls
  Gouramis
    Pink Kissers
  Prices Page 3
    Loaches
  Eels
  Sharks
  Wild Fishes
    African
    Asian
    Amazon
  Brackish Fish

  Pufferfishes
  Scavengers

  Plecos
  Algae Eaters
  Catfish
    Corydoras

    Synodontis

  Plecostomus
  Prices Page 4
    Fancy Goldfish
    Orandas

    Fantails
    Telescopes
    Rare Goldfish
  Pond Goldfish
  Koi
    Big Koi
  Lobsters
  Shrimps
  Crabs
  Frogs & Tadpoles
 
Newts
  Clams
  Live Plants
    Potted Plants
 
Jeremy's List
Big Fish List
  Fish Food
  Ordering Info
  PayPal Orders
  How to Pay
  Where We Ship
  Track Shipment
Special Requests
  F.A.Q.
  What's New?
  Popular Pages

Search this Site
    Featured Fish 236
  Featured Fish 235
  Featured Fish 234
  Featured Fish 233
  Featured Fish 232 
  Koi for Sale
Fish Ponds
  Pond Equipment
  Pond Kits
  Container Ponds
  The BaileyBros
Favorite Products
 
  Saltwater
Aquarium
Equipment
  Medications
Angelfish
Discus Fish
  Discount
Aquarium
Supplies
  Aquariums
  More Aquariums
  Wall Aquariums
Decorations
 

Pet Fish Podcasts
AQuarium Videos

  Pond Structures
  Bridges
  Arbors
  Gazebos
  Patio Furniture
  Tables
  Freshwater Fish
  Male Bettas
  Fancy Guppies
  Mollies
  Cichlids
  African Cichlids

  Eels
  Sharks
  Puffer Fishes
  Catfishes
  Goldfish
  Saltwater Fish
  Live Fish
  Equipment
  Live Rock
  Reef Inverts
  Skimmers
  UV Sterilizers
  Aquatic Plants
  CO2 Systems
  Aquarium Lights
  Angelfish
  Buy Angelfish
  Koi Fish
  Flower Horn
  Moving Fishes
  Amazon River
  Aquariums
  Piranha Fishes
  Discus Fishes
  Angelfish
  Sting Rays
  Arowanas
  Aquatic Plants
  Tetras
  Fish Pictures
  Page 9
  Page 8
  Page 7
  Page 6
  Page 5
  Page 4
  Page 3
  Page 2
  Page 1
  Fish Videos
  Discus Fishes
  Rasbora ...
  Compatible Fish
  Page 4
  Page 3
  Page 2
  Page 1
  Email Replies
  Page 55
  Page 54
  Page 53
  Page 52 ...
  Aquarium Pics
  Page 6
  Page 5
  Page 4
  Page 3
  Page 2
  Page 1
  Indexes to Fish
  Tropical Fish
  Goldfish & Koi
  Cichlids
  Scavengers
  Brackish Fish
  Critters
  Aquarium Info
  Our Disclaimer
  7-Essentials
  Fish Homes
  Warm Water
  Cool Water
  Giselle's Aquarium
  Fish Bowls
  Betta in a Vase?
  Fish for Ponds
  Feng Shui & Fish
  Feeding Fish
  Premium Food
  Black Worms
  Feeding Babies
  Baby Brine Shrimp
  Fish for Kids
  Spirulina Algae
  During Vacation
  Auto Feeding
  Koi Food
  Water Quality
  DrTim's Aquatics
  Aquarium Filters
  Denitrification
  Aquarium Gravel
  Cleaning Gravel
  Testing Water
  Cloudy Water
  Green Water
  Water Conditioner
  Chloramines
  Aquarium Math
  Fishless Cycling
  EcoBio-Blocks
  Pond Care
  UV Sterilizers
  Fish Stress
  Fish Diseases
  Medicating Fish
  Fish Medications
  Aquarium Salt
  Maintenance
  Moving Fish
  Aquarium Caves
  A Dozen Don'ts
  Contamination
  Aquarium Trouble
  Aquarium Safety
  Equipment
  Where to Buy
  Buy an Aquarium
  Aquarium Caves
  Aquarium Supplies
  Aquarium Filters
  Filter Cartridges
  BIO-Wheels
  Aquarium Heaters 
  Aquarium Chillers
  Aquarium Lights
  UV Sterilizers
  CO2 Systems
  Protein Skimmer
  Cultured Gravel
  Hi-Q Filter
  Decorations
  Cichlid Stones
  Plastic Plants
  Pots for Plants
  Plant Anchors
  Air Pumps
  Aquarium Caves
  Fishy Names
  Female Names
  Male Names
  Gender Free
  Breeding Fish
  Breeding Mollies
  Molly Gender
  Net Breeder
  Food for Babies
  Breeding Bettas

  Breeding Guppies
  Mr. Dayes'
 
  Guppy Gender
  Breeding Goldfish
  Goldfish Gender
  Breeding Angelfish
  Breeding Convicts
  Breeding Oscars
  Mouth Brooders
  Holding Eggs
  Giselle's Aquarium
  Breeding Monos
  Our Terms
  Our Warranty
  Your Privacy
  Our Disclaimer
  Search Us
  Link to Us
  About Us
  Help Us Improve
  Advertising
  Banners
  Our Advertisers
  Contact Us
 

The banner, shown above, links to this advertiser's web site.

 

Page 2 about
Fish Bowl Information
 
       
This page continues the discussion about keeping fish in a Fish Bowl. Click here to go back to the first page of this discussion about Fish Bowls.
 
 
Picture of a large fish bowl.  

Here is a picture sent to us by Minerva of her fish bowl. It's a large 1.5 gallon bowl, and it has a small filter that you can see in the picture. A Fish Bowls will do fine without a filter, but as you can see in this picture, Minerva put a filter in her large fish bowl.

 
 

Minerva's Fish Bowl
Note that the gravel in this fish bowl looks like it's about 1" thick. We would recommend removing most of the gravel until it's only about 1/4" thick. Thanks Minerva, for sharing this picture of your beautiful fish bowl with us.

By the way, Minerva read these comments and sent an email back saying that she'd removed most of the gravel and now has a layer of gravel about 1/4" thick, just like we recommend.

 
 
Pet Fish Talk, an MP3 PodCast, is a weekly internet talk show about keeping pet fish, such as tropical fish and goldfish, in aquariums, fish bowls, and ponds. The shows were hosted by the Bailey Brothers, DrTom and Nevin, Click on this image for more information.  
Click here to listen to a Special Show titled "Fish Bowls", an MP3 PodCast, hosted by the Bailey Brothers on Pet Fish Talk.
 
 

A Philosophy of Fish Bowls?
During their first few years in the hobby many aquarists grow to like bigger aquariums, and distain fish bowls. They exalt, "Bigger is Better!", and they are critical of small aquariums and fish bowls. They say that fish bowls are cruel and not fit for any fish. But this is not true.

We have had Bettas live long and successful lives in fish bowls. So if you'd like to start with a fish bowl, don't be intimidated into thinking something is wrong with fish bowls.

One day I got a particularly strident and overbearing email from C.C., a self-proclaimed "animal lover", who decried all fish bowls. We exchanged several emails, and I learned that C.C. had started in the fish hobby about 2 years before with a fish bowl and had made lots of mistakes mostly due to a lack of information.

C.C. replaced the fish bowl with an aquarium, and then a bigger aquarium, and finally with a 60-gallon aquarium. Now C.C. advocated nothing smaller than 60-gallon aquariums for everyone who keeps fish.

C.C. was well intentioned, I believe, but misguided. Many people don't want a 60-gallon aquarium. They don't have the space, or the time, or the money. But they would like to try a fish bowl.

We hope they won't get a tiny 1-quart bowl. That is too small. Get at least a 1-gallon bowl like the one sold in most stores that sell pet fish, or even better the 1.5-gallon fish bowl available from us.

Bigger is not always better. I've noticed that many of the really experienced aquarists, the people who have kept fish for 20 or 30 years and longer, keep fish in fish bowls and small aquariums. They may have big aquariums too, but they eventually come to enjoy all sizes of fish homes.

Many people's lives would be enriched with a nice simple fish bowl with some useful information about how to take care of it, and that is what we're trying to provide.

 
The advertisement, shown below, links to this advertiser.
biOrb - The Classic Fish Bowl Goes Hi-Tech - Click on this image to buy a biOrb.
 
 
 

Customer Comments

Hi,
 
I'm sort of confused. In your fish bowl info. page, you mentioned that even if tap water is treated with water conditoner, it still won't be safe. You recommended that bottled water be used.
 
Later on however, in your 'Making Bottled water' section, you said we could make our own bottled water by adding water conditioner. Can we treat water with conditioner or not?
 
Thanks.
Hi Hi
  
 
 
Reply. Hello Hi Hi. The key is that you must leave the tap water in the bottle with the water conditioner for at least three days, before you add the water from the bottle to your fish bowl. 

This will give the Water Conditioner enough time to react with the chemicals in the tap water and to neutralize those chemicals, before you add the water to your fish bowl.

Click here to read more about Water Conditioner, and click here to read our conclusions about using Water Conditioner. Thank you for your question.

 
 

Customer Comments

 
Is it safe to use softened water to fill beta fish bowls?
 
One faucet is well water, and I have been using that, letting it stand for a day before replacing in bowl.
 
So far fish is healthy, 2 months sine we brought him home. But which water is better?
 
Barbara E.
 
 
 
Reply. Hello Barbara. A water softener is a piece of equipment that replaces calcium and magnesium salts with sodium salts. It is difficult to say whether the well-water or the softened well-water is better for Betta Fish. Either type of water may be OK for keeping Betta.

Well water varies a lot, and you should be very cautious about using it. Ask other aquarists in your area about their experiences using local well water. People with wells often have the water tested. I understand iron can be a problem for fish and for people.

You might want to add a high quality water conditioner to your well-water, then let the water stand for about three days. Click here for more information about water conditioner.

Change at most 20% of the water in a day. Changing more than 20% is risky for all fish. I use 1.5-gallon fish bowls with 5 quarts of water for my Bettas, and I change one quart of water about twice a week.

My tap water is very hard, so I mix about 1 part of my tap water with 4 or 5 parts of water from my Reverse Osmosis filter. You could use bottled drinking water, or mix bottled drinking with water with de-ionized water, which is available in many stores.

But do not use straight de-ionized water, because it has all the minerals removed and this may not be good for Betta fish.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
   
The advertisement, shown below, links to this advertiser.
Click on this ad to go to Graystone Creations for Pond Pumps, Pond Kits, and Pond Supplies.
 
 
Click here to verify our "PayPal Reputation", which shows we have been selling on PayPal since 2002, and we've sold items to thousands of satisfied customers.
 
Gift Idea

 PayPal Gift Certificates
Click on the orange button, just below, to buy a PayPal Gift Certificate for someone, who loves pet fish.
 
 
 Best Selling Books 
     
  Click here now to order The Simple Guide to Freshwater Aquariums, a bestselling reference, offering an easy-to-understand look at setting up and maintaining a successful first freshwater aquarium.
     
  Click here now to order The New Marine Aquarium: Step-By-Step setup and stocking Guide, the best selling book about starting a new marine aquarium.
     
  Click here now to order 500 Freshwater Aquarium Fish: A Visual Reference to the Most Popular Species, a beautiful book, lovingly written and illustrated, with information for the beginner or the longtime enthusiast.
     
  Click here now to order Fancy Goldfish: A Complete Guide ... by Eric L. Johnson, DMV, and Richard E. Hess. The most encompassing and thorough treatment of the fancy goldfish hobby to date. Hardcover with 176 pages.
 
Click here now for many more fishy books.
We hope these suggestions help!  ;^ }
 
Amazon Prime
Unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping
No minimum order size
Unlimited, commercial-free, instant streaming
    of 5,000 movies and TV shows.
Join Amazon Prime for $99/year.
 
Click here now to learn more about Amazon Prime.
 
 
Important Aquarium Products

For excellent health, pet fish need very good food and very good water conditions. These five products are very important.

 
Premium Fish Food Flakes
Premium Fish Food Pellets
DrTim's Water Conditioner
DrTim's WasteAway
Denitrifying Lava Rocks
 
Click here now to learn more and add one or more of these products to your fish order.
 
 
 About our Fish ...
Almost all the photographs and videos, shown on this web site, were taken by us of our fish in our aquariums.
 
Compare the healthy, beautiful, energetic fish in our beautiful aquariums to the fish in our competitors pictures. Their fish often look thin with clamped fins and poor color.
We buy the highest quality fish, produced by the best fish farms or caught by the best collectors of wild fish, then we take incredibly good care of our fish in our beautiful aquariums.
 
If you compare the pictures on this site to our competitors pictures, you can instantly see, our fish and aquariums are better!  ;^ }
Will the fish you get from us look like the fish in our pictures? No! This is similar to buying kittens and puppies that will change as they grow to become cats and dogs.
 
We stock and ship fish that are the ideal size to sell. Not so small that they will not do well when shipped. Yet not so big that they have become much more expensive.
 
The fish in almost all of our pictures were young fish like the ones we have for sale that we raised up, and you can too! 
 
 
 How to Customize this Page
If this web page looks too small or too narrow, hold down the keyboard key marked "Ctrl" then press down on the key marked +, and this web page should get bigger. If you overdo it, and this page gets too big, hold down the same "Ctrl" key and press down on the key marked - to make this page smaller.
 
Repeat, until this page looks just right to you. In this way you can customize the appearance of this website in your computer. This tip will work simultaneously on all the pages in this website, and your computer should remember what you've done the next time you come back to this site, unless you're using an ancient version of a browser.  ;^ o
 
 
The advertisement, shown below, links to this advertiser.
 

Copyright 2000-2014 AquariumFish.net. All Rights Reserved. No part of the contents of this web site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the written permission of AquariumFish.net.

IMPORTANT: Your use of this website constitutes your acceptance of our Privacy Agreement and Terms of Use including our Disclaimer. Click here to read our Disclaimer, and click here to read our Privacy Agreement.
Click here for our street address, phone number, fax, and email address.
Click here for information about advertising on this website. 
AquariumFish.net is not affiliated with AquariumFish.com.
This page was updated on October 16, 2014.