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Friendly Dogs to Share an Apartment With

In most of our homes, we have at least one pet. Other people look at such lining as unsustainable. This could not be far from the truth. There are some dogs which you can live with even in a tiny apartment. Here are the best of them.
Pugs are the friendliest, and therefore suit such close proximity. They are also friendly to other dogs. They will only need extra care as they age, due to health complications.
Great Danes are desired for their silence. They may be huge, but they will not bother your neighbor. When you look at their size and strength, as well as their intelligence, you will have found both a pet and a guard dog. They shall also live for long, most of them reaching about 7 – 10 years. You may read more here on how to look for signs of a good dog breed.
Chihuahuas also make for a great apartment buddy. Their small size goes well with even the tiniest of apartments. You will find them to be friendly and low maintenance. They will work well with minimal exercise daily. You shall find them adorable.
You can also go for the Bichon Frise in similar proportions. It also needs a little exercise to remain healthy and in good spirits. You will find it most suited to your life in an apartment. You need only arrange for extra care for their fluffy coats. You will have to foot he grooming bills. You will appreciate the fact that they come with some hypoallergenic coats. In case you have some allergies, this do will not heighten them in any way. They are alert and curious, and will be good company when your guests are around.
You can also live well with a Standard Poodle in your apartment. It is an elegant and smart dog that can be said to be of average build. They love to display their loyalty, and will not be hard to train. They will work with a moderate level of activity. You can keep them happy with a daily walk. This is also a way for you to get some exercise done for the day. You need to also schedule a regular grooming session, to keep its wonderful fur looking that great. This can be accomplished when you arrange for such grooming for every six weeks.
You can, therefore, look for your new pet among these breeds. When you get a dog in the house, you will have a nice time in the house with the entire family. When you look at this list presented, you will not miss one that everyone in the family will love and live with in harmony. Look at how much space you have, and how much the dog will need. You will discover more ways of co-existence on this site.

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Fish Perfect for your Aquarium

You will enjoy having fish for pets, but only if you know how to care for them. Having an aquarium adds a lot of style to your living room. But most people find the work of maintaining a great looking and fresh aquarium to be too much. But once you manage to keep exotic fish healthy and hygienic in the house, you shall enjoy such immense beauty. This calls for you to select fish that shall be easy to care for. You also need the peaceful breeds that can live among others well. Here are several of them which you shall also know how to feed.
Danios are among the small, active and colorful kinds. These are normally in red, yellow and green. They are lively but hardly aggressive and live well with other species. You need to place them in a large aquarium with gravel and plants at the bottom, with pH levels close to that of fresh water.
Black Molly, on the other hand, can survive in fresh, brackish or salt water. This makes it easier to care for them. They tend to be platinum colored, dusty gold or black. They prefer to eat flake and pellet foods, bloodworms and brine shrimp. They can live with other fish as long as they are not larger.
Platies are even more colorful, mostly in blue, purple, red-orange, and yellow. You can get more color blends after they have been bred. They are calmer and thus do well with similarly behaved fish. The male species are normally smaller than the female ones. You should put them in warmer water, and feed them flake food, freeze-dried food, and algae.
You will find Betta fish in shapes like half-moon, double-tail and crown tail. They like their water warmer, and changed regularly.
Neon Tetra shall be presented with silver or white abdomens with bright blue backs. They are also social with other species.
Guppies are the most playful, and you shall see them breeding a lot. You shall soon have lots of guppies in your aquarium. Their females grow much bigger, almost twice the males. The males, on the other hand, are the more colorful species.
Rainbow fish have several colors on. They also grow more colorful once they settle in their new aquarium. They will also not be so active and prefer the company of less active fish as well.
Glofish are similar to Danios, except for their neon shine. They prefer the company of other less aggressive fish.
These are some of the fish that shall do well in your aquarium. The fact that they co-exist with no issues means that you can pick among them and thus end up with an even better looking aquarium. You will find more fish species that you can add on, which you can read more about here.