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Did you know: The term fish is used when referencing only one species of fish (e.g., seven trout are seven fish). The term fishes is used when referencing more than one species (e.g., seven trout, two salmon, and one catfish are 10 fishes).

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You may have been told that a fish will never outgrow its tank, and, while not true, this misinformation is perpetuated by fact. While technically an old wives tale, the truth is that most fish will die if kept in an undersized, overpopulated tank, but usually before they visibly outgrow it. With proper care for both the fish and their tank, though, early death can be avoided by giving fish enough space to reach full size and thrive.

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At PCH Tanks, we are dedicated to keeping your fish tanks Perfectly Clear and Happy. But we also love fish! We are captivated by all fish, and love learning new facts about them. We’re sure you do, too, so we want to take this opportunity to share with you 10 fascinating fish facts that are not only fun, but will hopefully help you care more effectively for your finned friends.

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Finding Nemo, the iconic fish family film, inspired a growing love for clownfish – and understandably so. They are lively and bright companions, and though they don’t tell jokes (as even Nemo’s dad will testify in the movie) or tie balloons or honk their noses, they are ideal beginner fish.

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Jellyfish are fascinating creatures, and keeping them in a home tank can be a rewarding hobby, but you need to become a student of jellies in general, and the specific type you wish to house in particular, before owning them. Once you understand their needs and how to ensure their safety and health, only then will you be able to best care for and enjoy them.

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Moving into a new aquarium can be just as stressful for fish as moving into a new home can be for us. Everything will be completely different for them, and, just like people, they may not always get along well with their new neighbors. Here are a few tips from the experts at PCH Tanks and Hartz.com on how to keep all of your fish safe and happy with their new transfer.

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“Why do my fish keep dying?”
 It’s not just new fishkeepers who ask this question. Even seasoned aquarium owners can find themselves scratching their heads after finding yet another finned family member floating lifelessly along the top of the water. So how can you keep your fish as healthy as possible for as long as possible? Let’s take a look at how not to kill your fish..."

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The single most important factor for healthy fish is the quality of water in their tank. When choosing what kind of water to use in your aquarium, you have a few options, but the most common one just may surprise you!
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