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Why Your Ball Python Refuses to Eat

Why Your Ball Python Refuses to Eat

A ball python refusing to eat can be concerning for many reptile owners. Here's what to do if your snake refuses to eat. First, you should know what can cause them to lose their appetite. A lack of appetite can be influenced or caused by: Temperature/Humidity Food type Feeding consistency Stress Illness Temperature/Humidity Since pythons are cold-blooded, they rely on the conditions of their environment to reach a comfortable temperature. Ball pythons need both a cold and hot side of their enclosure. The hot side should be between 85° and 95°F. The cold side should be between 70° and 80°F....

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Tips and Tools for Safely Catching Your Fish

Tips and Tools for Safely Catching Your Fish

Home aquarium owners know the struggle of wrangling a fish out of a tank. Fish are slippery, agile, and fast. They're also fragile and can easily injure their fins, scales, and body. The information and tips below explain the how's and why's behind safely removing fish from your tank. Why do we remove fish from tanks? There are several reasons to remove fish from tanks: Disease Isolating sick fish before their illness spreads is vital to a healthy aquarium. Breeding Breeders often move fish into isolation tanks or breeding boxes to ensure successful mating and to keep their fry, or...

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How To Fight Red Algae In Your Aquarium

How To Fight Red Algae In Your Aquarium

Red Algae, also known as red slime algae, is actually not an algae at all. It is a cyanobacteria. It’s fully photosynthetic, and can be extremely difficult to manage once it gets out of hand. The reason that Red Algae is such a common problem is due to the fact that many aquarists aren’t checking the levels of nutrients in their aquariums as often as needed. How can I get rid of my Red Algae problem? Nutrients: The two main nutrients you need to keep an eye on are nitrates and phosphates. Both of these are constantly being produced in...

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How to Take Care of Coral in a Home Aquarium

How to Take Care of Coral in a Home Aquarium

Maintaining a healthy reef tank can be overwhelming if you don't know the basic needs of coral. To help you keep your coral alive and thriving, here are some things you should know: Feeding Like all living things, corals require a balanced, healthy diet. It's essential to know not only the type of food they eat but also their feeding habits. This mixotrophic species can produce their food and indirectly consume other living organisms in their environment. Using energy from sunlight, corals can create and feed off something called zooxanthellae, which provides the majority of their daily energy requirement. But...

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Halloween Pet Dangers

Halloween Pet Dangers

Halloween is a season when it’s fun to be scared, but there is nothing fun about the serious dangers Halloween can present to pets. Being aware of Halloween pet dangers is essential to safeguard your furry, feathered, and scaled family members so everyone can enjoy the holiday safely and comfortably. Top Halloween Dangers for Pets Despite the fun, treats, and excitement associated with the holiday, there are surprising threats and hazards toward pets at Halloween. The most dangerous Halloween pet dangers include… Poison – Accidental poisonings are one of the top pet risks at Halloween. Most Halloween candies, including anything...

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