Our Pet and Aquatics Articles

Wed 14, Sep, 2022
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4 common behaviors you want to STOP

Even the best dog trainers don’t start out with perfect pets. Training a dog takes time and effort and with the four items mentioned below, sometimes it even takes extra equipment! First, if your dog is snooping in the garbage or getting into rooms he shouldn’t be in, there are a few possible easy fixes.  Try using a gate to keep the dog out of “off limits” rooms.  Try moving the trash can to a harder-to-reach place like under the sink or in a pantry closet with a secure door. If neither of those options works, you can try an […]

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Mon 29, Aug, 2022
Community Tank Inspiration
How do I control algae in my aquarium?

  •I have a lot of algae in my aquarium. What can I do to control it? First, know that algae is necessary for your aquarium and will always be present. Algae have several benefits: 1. Algae provide food for many animals in your aquarium; they provide nutrients and fiber. 2. Algae provide oxygen to the water and take up carbon dioxide. 3. It absorbs nitrates which are the final product of the nitrogen cycle. The nitrogen cycle is an important biological function and filtration process that occurs in the closed system of an aquarium. There are several colors of […]

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Fri 12, Aug, 2022
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Tips for Finding a Pet Sitter

Finding a pet sitter can be a daunting task; it’s almost as nerve-wracking as finding a baby sitter! You want to know that when you’re gone Fido and Mr. Whiskers are well taken care of. We totally get that! So, we’ve got a few tips for finding a pet sitter. 1. Ask your friends. Obviously the best place to go for advice is to your friends! Find out who your friends and co-workers use for pet sitting. Chances are if they like someone that person will at least be a starting point for you. 2. Ask on Facebook. Put the […]

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Thu 28, Jul, 2022
Vampire Shrimp Care
Vampire Shrimp Care

Vampire shrimp are a fun addition to your planted tanks. Native to Western Africa and South America, these guys are typically peaceful, tranquil and shy.  For that reason, adding plants and other “hiding places” like rocks and decorative pieces is a good idea. These shrimp tend to like some space, so at least a 20′ gallon tank (preferably horizontal so they have room to walk) is best. As filter feeders the shrimp will use their tiny “fanned” hands to grasp food as it floats by. That means they need a steady, oxygen rich current and floating food. The plants do […]

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Sat 02, Jul, 2022
Ease your pet’s fireworks anxiety

It’s 4th of July weekend and we all know what that means: fireworks. If your dogs are like many, they do NOT like loud noises! We’ve got five ways to help you ease your pet’s fireworks anxiety this holiday weekend. Calming Chews There are many CBD products out now that are designed specifically with your pet in mind. Some of the products we have, like the ones below, contain melatonin, lavender, and other natural calming aids. These can all help keep your pet calm during fireworks or even those desert monsoonal thunderstorms . (on sale thru July 4) Thunder Shirt […]

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Tue 14, Jun, 2022
Community Fish Tank Inspiration

In my opinion, community fish tanks are just plain fun. Seeing such varieties of fish happily sharing (ok, at least sharing) space in this microverse is fun to watch. At J&M Aquatics and Pet center, our team of fish specialists can help you put together a great tank! Remember, good things come to those who wait. Give your tank and plants time to grow and soon you’ll be inspiration for someone else! Community Fish Tank Inspiration: Compatibility One of the first things to consider with a community tank is compatibility. Using the chart below for saltwater fish, you can see […]

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