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Caring for Your Plecos

These freshwater catfish are known to be algae eaters, bottom feeders, and scavengers that will eat just about anything, making them a helpful addition to an aquarium.

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Fish 101: How to do a Water Change

Whether you are a new fish-keeper or are just thinking about getting your first aquarium, maintenance can seem complex and intimidating. You may hear people talking about their equipment and their water chemistry, which can make taking care of an aquarium seem like a lot of work. But the most important part of regular aquarium maintenance is water changes, which are quick and easy to do.

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Fish 101: The Importance of Water Changes

Keeping fish can be intimidating at first. Care requirements range from very simple to mind-boggling depending on the type of fish you have. Regardless, one regular action you'll need to take is doing partial changes of your fish's water.

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The Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Over two-thirds of households in the US own pets, up from just over half of households. When considering pet ownership, it is easy to see just how much joy pets can bring to our lives. Here are a few health benefits of owning pets.

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Pets For Small Spaces

Dorm rooms and apartments can feel so lonely without pets. But how can you get a pet when you live in such a small space? Check out these tips for finding pets to fit your small room or apartment.

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Good Pets for the Classroom

There are a handful of animals with the right temperament for a classroom environment. Here are some key factors to consider when choosing a classroom pet.

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New Pet Checklist

When you are ready to add a new member to your family, you are making a lifetime commitment to that animal, their health, and wellbeing. Here's how you can start off on the right foot.

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Nano Tanks

Thinking about getting a nano aquarium for your home? Here's some crucial information that you'll need to know to set up and maintain this type of aquarium.

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Hibernation: Small Animal, Reptile, and Fish

We all know that bears hibernate, but what about other animals? Many animals experience hibernation and other similar metabolic effects during the winter season. Ever wonder if your pet could be one of them?

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Teacher Feature: Amy Williams and the Portland Montessori School

The Portland Montessori School knows a thing or two about class pets. With over half a dozen class pets, ranging from birds to small animals, and even a dog, the students of Portland Montessori interact with animals on a daily basis.

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