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Amazon Frogbit Care Guide (Easy Freshwater Floating Plant)

Let me introduce you to one of the easiest floating plants for beginners that ever graced the aquarium.

Meet the Amazon Frogbit. AKA Limnobium laevigatum for the fancy folk.

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An easy freshwater aquatic floating plant

The Amazon Frogbit is a gorgeous floating freshwater plant that has super long roots below the water, and a leafy, rounded leaf structure above. Frogbit plants span out runners and reproduce typically by stem fragmentation (where the new “baby” frogbit breaks off from the parent).

The aquarium plant is extremely easy to care for. It’s native to South America and often found in rivers and creeks. Popular as an ornamental plant, the floating plant spans leaves that lie along the surface of the water.

Frogbit’s unique characteristics

Each frogbit plant starts off super small and eventually branch out to three leaves.

If given enough time, they’ll sprout multiple leaves and may even flower in the tank. The leaves range from dark green to the more commonly-colored light green. Juvenile plants are exact clones of mature plants, other than leaf size and leaf number.

Frogbit lighting

Frogbit plants just need some medium to high lighting, which can be done through a basic LED grow light. Since they’re floating plants, they’re naturally closer to the lights. Use full spectrum bulbs for best results.

Flowering Frogbit

Sometimes, they even sprout white flowers upon maturity.

Although this is definitely not common in the household aquarium, they may sprout in ideal conditions. Frogbit can grow up to a whopping 20″ in the aquarium and will fan out across the surface of the water, until they hit the edges.

Surface turbulence

Amazon Frogbit can’t tolerate turbulent water. Make sure you don’t use a HOB filter with these guys, or at least fence them off from the waterfall so they don’t get soaked.

Also, be sure to keep the leaves dry or else they’ll rot. This is why it’s important to keep the leaves completely dry at all times. Be careful of bubblers, waterfalls, or any other areas where the plant may submerge or get topside wet.

Frogbit care

These are one of the easiest beginner plants to care for. Just give them plenty of light, dose once a week with plant fertilizer, and keep their leaves dry. If you notice leaves beginning to change color, prune them so they don’t waste energy and you don’t dirty your water. Or you can let your snails eat them.

No special CO2 machines needed since they’re exposed to the air.

Snails

Most snails tend favorably to this plant and don’t really care for eating it.

However, some snails may eat the bottom part of the plant that sits right at the water line. You can prevent snails from feeding on your Frogbit by providing plenty of food for them or getting some kind of plant-friendly snails that don’t munch on aquatic plants.

Amazon Frogbit propagation

Frogbit will divide quickly. This may lead to O2 depletion in the take, which will pose problems for your fish or other livestock. They may also block any source of lighting for other plants, so be sure to trim them often.

The majority of your plant reproduction takes place by runners branching out and stem fragmentation from the baby plant. Smaller plants will drift off to new locations in the wild.

Benefits of Amazon Frogbit

Frogbit is relatively easy to care for and makes an excellent beginner plant. They’re also very good at sucking up excess nitrates in the water column. With their long roots, they can provide plenty of hiding space for shrimp, fry, and other shy fish.

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So there you have it! Amazon Frobgit is a super easy and straightforward to care for beginner plant. This plant is a simple and gorgeous plant that any aquarist can care for and makes a nice ornamental plant.

We’re currently selling Amazon Frogbit in our store. We’d love to be the beginning of your Frobgit career!

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6 Most Expensive Tropical Fish in the World – Freshwater (2018)

List of the most expensive freshwater fish.

Here’s an article just for funsies.

If you’re into keeping tropical fish, you’ll know that some of these little swimmers can go for hundreds or even thousands of your hard-earned dollars.

But what if I told you they went for hundreds of thousands of dollars?

That’s right. They do.

Updated: 2/4/18.

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5 Best Pet Fish for Kids (Easy, Fun, And Low-Maintenance) – 2018

List of the top 5 best pet fish for kids.

So, you’re looking for the best fish for kids.

Whether these kids are yours or this fish is a gift for someone else’s kids, you can’t go wrong with any of the fish on this list.

This list comes from personal experience as well as research from around the web and popular opinions of many, many different people.

Enough talk. Let’s get started already, shall we?

Updated: 2/4/18.

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9 Most Popular Dog Breeds in the USA

THE 9 MOST POPULAR DOG BREEDS IN THE USA

We often get questions like “what’s a good dog breed for a beginner?” or “what’s a smart dog that can do tricks?” The truth is, there is no right or wrong breed that can do this or that. Dogs breeds are unique to each other just as much as the dogs within the same breed. Although there can always be generalizations, there is never certainty. Your best bet is to familiarize yourself with the dog first (whether you’re doing this before or after you’ve taken Fido home).

However, some dog breeds are definitely more popular than other breeds- no doubt about that. This is a good indicator of what breeds are generally more agreed upon to “be able to do this” or “are well-known to do that.” Another positive is getting a breed that everyone has means you can join support groups or talk with other owners who likely have the answers you’re looking for.

So, that’s why we made this list of the top 9 most popular dog breeds in the United states- to give prospective dog owners some ideas of what dogs are popularized and… “well-documented” (for lack of a better term). Note that this list fluctuates due to trends or new discoveries, so it’ll change constantly.

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5 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT STAINLESS STEEL DOG BOWLS

 

Stainless steel is a popular material for dog bowls...but did you know these facts?
Stainless steel is a popular material for dog bowls…but did you know these facts?

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So you’re probably shopping around and looking for a dog bowl. Who knows what kinda bowl you want.

Maybe a shiny, expensive, decorative one.

Or maybe a customized one with your dog’s etched around the rim. Or maybe you want just a simple, cheap regular dog bowl.

The point is, regardless of whatever you get, make sure what you get is the good stuff. What do I mean by good stuff? Stainless steel.

Yeah, that’s the good stuff.

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Guppy Care – Everything You Need to Know (Updated for 2018)

Guppy fish display an array of colors and dazzling designs. "Guppy" provided by thefixer via Flickr.

The guppy is a popular fish amongst both beginners and enthusiasts alike. Guppies are cheap, easy to care for, and offer an amazing spectrum of coloration and patterning. It’s no wonder these little guys are widely bred as show fish due to the thousands of unique strains that can be bred. They’re also one of the absolute BEST choices when it comes to first-time owners and newbies. Whatever your case is, you really can’t go wrong with these fish. They’re a solid choice. A true classic in the fish-keeping hobby.

Read on to learn everything you need to know to care for your guppy.

Last updated: 2/4/18.

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The Top 5 Best Pet Fish of All Time (FRESHWATER) – 2018

So, you’re looking for the perfect underwater pal to bring life into your room, living room, or office space eh? Well, I’ve compiled the following list based on my own experiences and the experiences of others- aquarium enthusiasts and newbies alike. I’ve scoured dozens of help articles, forums, and word-of-mouth verbal data to bring you guys a list of what I think are the best pet fish currently on the market (that you can easily obtain).

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Black Moor Goldfish Care – The Fast, Quick & Easy Guide (2017)

Black Moor Goldfish care guide. "Digby." Thanks to the courtesy of Benson Kua via Flickr for providing this photo.

BOO! For some reason, a lot of people are surprised when they see a black fish with big, bulgy eyes- only to find out that it’s actually a type of goldfish.

Black Moor Goldfish are fancy creatures are social, easy to care for, and have a shade of black that curbs a mysterious appeal. Read on to discover.

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