Most counties, such as the counties of Santa Clara, Los Angeles and San Diego, distribute mosquitofish for free through the local vector-control program. Depending on the county, some vector-control districts even delive... More » Pets & Animals Pets Aquatic Pets

Mosquito fish are available for purchase at various online aquarium shops, such as and, or for free from vector control districts in some states. Mosquito fish require a water source of... More » Pets & Animals Marine Life Fish

For live-bearing fish, the pregnancy length depends on the species of fish and varies considerably. For instance, according to the MCH Portal, platies have a gestation period of up to 7 weeks. On the other hand, mollies ... More » Pets & Animals Pets Aquatic Pets

Tropical fish may swim upside down as a result of severe health problems; this can be a result of a bladder infection or intestinal blockage caused by overfeeding or eating too quickly. Eating too much can cause bloating... More »

When setting up a saltwater aquarium, spend time researching which fish you want living in it and the right kind of tank for those fish. Some considerations are whether or not to have a reef system, and whether you want ... More » Pets & Animals Pets Aquatic Pets

Caring for a rainbow shark requires selecting the right tank, tank mates and food for the fish. Rainbow sharks require a 30 to 55 gallon tank with live vegetation and a rocky area where they can hide. They are very aggre... More » Pets & Animals Pets Aquatic Pets

To set up a home aquarium, line the bottom of the aquarium with clean gravel, add the prepared water, install the electronic environmental control equipment, decorate the tank and add the starter fish to set up your home... More » Pets & Animals Pets Aquatic Pets