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Nevada Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts (NAPE) Meet-Up

Nevada Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts (NAPE) Meet-Up
Posted On: June 17, 2018

Nevada Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts (NAPE) is hosting their meet-up at our store June 27 at 7:00 pm. We are very excited about this event. This group is for anyone interested in aquascaping, aquatic plants, fresh water planted aquaria, aquatic gardening and the animals – vertebrates and invertebrates – that accentuate the aquaria. All levels of… Read more »

Nevada Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts (NAPE) Meet-Up

Nevada Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts Meet-Up
Posted On: March 27, 2018

The meeting this month will be March 28th at 7pm. The topic for this month’s meeting will be CO2 injection in the planted aquarium. There will be a short overview of the scientific principles underlying CO2 supplementation by CJ. He will also go over a few methods for injecting, diffusing and measuring/estimated CO2 in the… Read more »

Freshwater Tank Photo Contest!

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Posted On: October 11, 2017

Pisces Reef Fish Emporium of Las Vegas, NV will be having several photo contests within the next few months. The categories will be changing. The category will be announced prior to us accepting applications/photos to help you get your tank it top shape. We will be accepting applications/photos for 30 days. We will let you… Read more »

Why all freshwater fish need live plants for a happy, healthy life

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Freshwater aquariums usually include plants. Live plants are essential to a well balanced aquarium. They provide a more natural habitat for fish, and offer benefits that cannot be duplicated by artificial plants. Live plants grow and respire. During daylight hours, they take in carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. Keep in mind that at night… Read more »

Plant of the Month – Amazon Sword Plant

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The Amazon Sword plant is a freshwater plant. It is easy to care for making it pretty popular around fish hobbyists. It will thrive in tropical set ups with a temperature of 72-82 degrees Fahrenheit. Amazon Swords do not do well in very cold temperatures, so it is not suitable for ponds. The leaves of… Read more »

Invertebrate of the Month – Zoas

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Zoanthids are commonly called zoas. They are small, soft corals commonly found growing on the floor of Zoanthids are colonial types of corals, meaning they form a colony of individual polyps all living together. These corals can come in some spectacular colors and color combinations. Zoas are easy to care for. They can flourish in… Read more »

What is a Reef Tank?

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A Reef Tank System is a Fish Only With Live Rock (F.O.W.L.R.) System with corals which require a higher quality lighting system than normal as well as a higher water quality and movement as normal. Corals are what makes a tank a reef tank. Your reef tank doesn’t even have to include fish, but if… Read more »

Invertebrate of the Month – Brown Octopus

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The Brown Octopus is a marine invertebrate. Octopuses have a natural capability of detecting colors and have sharp vision. These little guys have chromatophores on their body which allows them to blend with their environment. Octopuses have a neutral temperament, and should not be housed with predatory fishes. Though they can become aggressive if threatened…. Read more »

Differentiating Between Sexes – Livebearers

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Posted On: April 22, 2017

Depending of the species of fish, determining the sex of a fish can be quite easy or almost impossible. Determining the sex of the fish in your aquarium isn’t just important for breeding, but it can be important for determining the balance needed for your community aquarium as well. Live bearing fish are among the… Read more »

Fish of the Month – Goldfish

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The goldfish is a freshwater fish. It was one of the earliest fish to be kept in and aquarium, and it is one of the most commonly kept aquarium fish. Goldfish are hardy fish that can survive a wide range of water conditions. These little guys prefer cooler temperatures. They are not tropical fish. They… Read more »