Our Pet and Aquatics Articles

Thu 29, Jul, 2021
Five reasons to choose small pet
Five Reasons to Get a Small Pet

If your child has been begging for a guinea pig or hamster we say go for it! Small pets are great options and we’ve got 5 reasons why. First, small pets teach responsibility. You knew we’d include that! They’re easier to take care of than a larger animal like a dog or cat, but they still need food, water, and a clean place to sleep and play.  Next, small pets are entertaining.  Hamsters and gerbils will make tunnels, chew toilet paper rolls, and chase each other around. Guinea pigs and rabbits can be let out to roam around the yard […]

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Sun 18, Jul, 2021
Green Clown Goby
Green Clown Goby Fish

The green clown goby fish is a peaceful saltwater fish suitable for 10 gallon and larger reef aquariums. These cute fish enjoy swimming among polyp corals and will often spawn in an aquarium.  Carnivorous, they enjoy brine shrimp and frozen mysis shrimp along with other frozen “carnivore” fish foods. At J&M Aquatics and Pet Center we stock the polyp corals that these fish love as well, so you can get your fish, corals, and everything else you need for a happy and healthy new fish (or two) in your fish tank.  Learn about other great saltwater fish here.   Fluval […]

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Sat 26, Jun, 2021
Fireworks
Noise Anxiety in Dogs

It is that time of year again, when fireworks seem to go off randomly for a few weeks before and after the 4th of July. If noise anxiety is a problem for your pooch, this brings an extra amount of stress to a time when there are already lots of extra noises happening! With thunderstorms, outdoor parties, and concerts already bringing lots of stress, the addition of random fireworks can be too much. There are lots of ways you can help with noise anxiety in dogs. Homeopet has a great post here with a few options, and we also stock […]

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Sun 20, Jun, 2021
Tissue Culture Plants

You may have seen us recently promoting “tissue culture plants” on our Facebook and Instagram pages. If you’re wondering what they are and what makes them superior to other aquatic plants, read on! What are Tissue Culture plants? Tissue culture plants are grown in-vitro, in labs, to ensure that they are free of pests. What that means is that these plants won’t accidentally add snails or pesticides to your aquarium space. Of course, with all aquatic plants, we do our best to make sure they are also free of those same issues, but there’s no guarantee. With these plants, you’re […]

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Sun 23, May, 2021
Foods that are toxic to cats
Foods that are toxic to cats

That saying about curiosity and cats is so true, isn’t it? Cats are curious by nature, but that curiosity can get them into trouble, especially when it comes to human foods. If your cat is one who likes to sniff around what you’re cooking and perhaps take a nibble now and again, be aware of these foods that are toxic to cats. Chocolate – We all know chocolate isn’t good for dogs, but it also isn’t a friend to cats either. Dark chocolate and baking chocolate are the worst and can cause, among other things, seizures and abnormal heart rhythms. […]

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Sat 15, May, 2021
Sixline wrasse
Great Beginner Saltwater Fish

If you’ve decided to venture into the realm of saltwater aquariums, you want to get off to a good start. One way to do that is with the right fish. There are quite a few beginner saltwater fish that are easy-to-care for and hardy like clownfish, blennies, gobys, wrasse, and the long-nose hawkfish. Clownfish Clownfish are one of the easiest to care for saltwater fish species. Purchasing tank-raised ones will ensure that your fish are acclimated to tank life. Once in your tank they’ll establish their “home” in a portion of the tank and won’t spend much time exploring the […]

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