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  • 8 ways we treat our pets like humans

    When it comes to our pets, there’s nothing we wouldn’t do for them. In fact, we love them so much they’re practically part of the family…   Forget ‘baby talk’ it’s all about ‘pet talk’. We know when we have a cute dog in the office, we all just melt and bring our cutesy little puppy ...

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  • Top fish types to keep as pets

    They’ve been proven to reduce stress and are a relatively low-maintenance pet to keep. Here are just some of our favourite fish types. Head into your local Petbarn store to see our range of fish!   The Rummynose Tetra The Rummynose Tetra fish can typically be found in Rainforest rivers and streams. Its torpedo-shaped body ...

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  • A goldfish in an aquarium

    How can I keep my goldfish alive for a longer time?

    Funnily enough, fish can grow far bigger depending on the size of the tank they call home. Want your goldfish to live a long and healthy life, beyond 20 years and possibly grow over 30cm? Here’s how. What size aquarium does my fish need? If an adult goldfish, generally 2 years old depending on the ...

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  • Water testing and treatment

    There are many chemicals in water, but not all of them should be present in aquariums. Fish owners should test their tank’s water regularly using aquarium test kits and treat the water accordingly. It’s all part of ensuring fish live in the safest, most natural environment possible. Tap water Tap water is treated with an array ...

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  • How can I introduce new fish to the tank?

    Moving to a new home is stressful, especially for fish. So whether you’re starting an aquarium from scratch or adding a new pet, read on to ensure the transition flows smoothly.   Selection Before purchasing a new fish, speak to your local Petbarn expert about whether it’s a good match for those you’ve already got at ...

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  • How can I tell if my fish tank water is healthy?

    The key to healthy fish is healthy tank water. Here’s how to check your aquarium health and stop your fish looking green around the gills.   The easiest way to check your fish tank water is to buy a good all-round tester kit. The key things to look out for are ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and ...

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  • Cold Water Fish Check List

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  • Tropical Fish Care Guide

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  • My pet has died. How can I commemorate it?

    Life without your beloved pet may seem impossible, even after they’ve passed away. Here are some ways you can honour your pet’s life and help you and your family process the loss.   The intense grief we feel at the loss of a pet can be paralysing the same way the loss of a close ...

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  • Can anyone get a pet fish?

    If you or your family are enthusiastic and ready to own a pet, then a pet fish is a great start. Use the following guide to begin your exciting journey as a fish owner. Are fish easy to look after? Fish are very popular pets, and compared to the likes of dogs or cats, they ...

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  • 9 pets to melt any heart

    Some faces, you can just look at and immediately fall in love. Here are just some our favourite little friends – if only we could have one of each!   1. This little fella doesn’t even need to try to be cute!   2. Look how dainty this fluffy one is!   3. This sleeping beauty.   ...

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  • Portrait of beautiful girl with rabbit

    7 times it was love at first sight

    We all know the feeling. When you spot that one animal that you know is practically your soulmate. You can sense the fun you’ll have together in the future. Here are eight examples of pet love at first sight! Whether you’re adopting a pet, receiving a furry friend as a gift, or purchasing a companion, it’s ...

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  • Why is my fish dead?

    If it’s any consolation, keeping a fish alive and healthy can be a tricky juggling act for beginners and old hands alike. But by staying on top of the following checklist, your next pet fish should enjoy a longer, happier life. Water quality One of the main reasons behind most family fish deaths is poor ...

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    Best first pets for kids

    If you have kids, and are thinking of getting a pet, here are some suggestions. Tell us about your first pet and the happy memories you made with your addition to the family!   1. Guinea pigs If you’re after cute and cuddly, it’s hard to go past guinea pigs as an ideal first pet ...

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  • Do pets make good gifts?

    For Christmas, it can be tempting to give a cute, cuddly pet as a gift. Yet even the cutest of things can come with unexpected consequences, here are some vital things you need to know to ensure pet gifting is actually a good idea and will be welcomed by the receiver. Don’t gift a pet ...

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  • The secrets to pet happiness

    Sometimes it doesn’t take much to make a pet happy, and of course making them smile makes us smile too. We found 11 things that are literally the essence of pet happiness.   1. “What’s that? A new toy? For me!”   2. “Mmm…who doesn’t love a freshly cleaned tank”   3. “I love it when ...

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  • Loving a pet just got more rewarding

    Keep your pet healthy, happy and carefree when you join our Friends For Life loyalty program, here you’ll earn rewards for receiving the highest standard of pet care available through Greencross Vets.   What is Friends For Life? Whether you’re fond of fur, feathers or fish, Friends For Life makes loving your pet a little ...

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  • Cat lying relaxed on his back

    Life skills I learnt from my pet

    1. To look on the bright side Sure, pets have it pretty good, with full-time carers and humans to love, feed, wash, brush, pamper, cuddle and take care of them. But even when the going gets tough, they always seem to be able to see the lighter sight of life. You see it in the ...

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  • Common Fish Disease (Part 1 of 4)

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  • Lucky pets on Friday the 13th

    10 reasons pets are good luck on Friday the 13th Now if Friday the 13th makes you feel a little uneasy then you’re not alone. There’s actually a scientific name for those with a phobia of this dreaded day ‘Friggatriskaidekaphobia.’ But we’re here to help you get control of your life with pets that will ...

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  • Care Tips for Tropical Fish

    There can be lots to remember when it comes to looking after Tropic fish. To try and help make this easier we have compiled some simple tips and tricks that will ensure your fish stay happy and healthy!

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  • Cichilds

    About Cichlids The Cichlid family is made up of more than 650 species found in different parts of the world. Cichlids live in both fresh and brackish waters and are found in Asia, Africa and America. Cichlids are a great aquarium fish as they are an intelligent species and fairly easy to maintain. Cichlids are ...

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  • Fish Care

    Making sure you keep the perfect balance between your fish and fish tank requires a combination of the right product and knowledge. The fish care sheets and checklists here should help you on your way. Cold Water Fish Check List Tropical Fish Care Guide Common Fish Disease (Part 1 of 4) Common Fish Disease (Part 2 ...

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  • Tasmanian Bushfire Appeal

    WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP? For many of us the devastation is overwhelming and while we all want to help in some way, it’s often hard to know where to start. There are a number of evacuation shelters that are housing families, pets and wildlife that have been displaced by the fires. HOW TO ...

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Find all the supplies and equipment you need to keep your fish healthy and your pond, tank or aquarium pristine at Petbarn. Shop online and in your local stores to explore Australia's largest range of products for goldfish, guppies and tropical fish of all colours, shapes and sizes.

Petbarn stock a wide range of fish food including flakes and pellets, and you can make sure your fish are getting all the vital nutrients they with medications and supplements from Seachem and other trusted brands including Aqua One to keep your fish tank in perfect condition.

If you're buying your first aquarium or upgrading to a larger tank, check out our selection of aquariums and stands that range in size from less than 10 litres to more than 200L. You'll also find everything you need to keep your aquarium clean and comfortable for your fish with a minimum of maintenance, including biological and chemical filtration systems, air pumps and heaters and chillers, not forgetting the finishing touches of plants and decor.

Appropriate tank temperature varies greatly between fish species, so do your research to ensure your tank is the correct temperature. Also, make sure your tank is not directly exposed to sunlight as this can have an effect the water.

Dr Martin Runderberg Greencross Vet

PETSPOT - Information & Advice

  • Petbarn supports Seeing Eye Dogs Australia

    Having a vision impairment or blindness makes navigating the world, and experiencing everyday life, much more difficult. That’s why it’s so important for organisations like Seeing Eye Dogs Australia to train and supply highly skilled dogs to help those people affected by full or partial blindness and other vision impairment. Seeing Eye Dogs Australia (SEDA) is ...

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  • Cats who think they’re yogis

    Who says we should have all the fun on the yoga mats? These cats are getting to grips with their downward dogs, too! Namaste.   This little guy is becoming one with nature and hitting the great outdoors for his stretches.   Namaste to our feline friend here, who’s really relaxing into his pose.   “I ...

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  • VIPs: Very Important Puppies!

    Catch up on all the news from our friends at Seeing Eye Dogs Australia, where the new puppy recruits are making a lot of headway with their training!   Belle    Belle’s personality is growing bigger and brighter than ever. Her Puppy Carer says she radiates so much joy, leaving people entertained and smiling. Not ...

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  • 9 reasons seeing eye dogs are the best dogs in the world

    Seeing Eye Dogs, those beautiful Labradors and Golden Retrievers, bring many loveable qualities to their owners, as well as benefitting the community around them. Here are nine reasons Seeing Eye Dogs are the best dogs in the world! 1. Seeing Eye Dogs are loyal and protective companions, they often provide the owner in need with more ...

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  • Top winter fashion for your dog

    Play it cool with these top winter looks for your furry friends this coming season. That’s a wrap Baxter the Dachshund loves his silky coat and he hates being out of trend. Not only does this matching scarf and wrap beanie make him look uber chic but it also protects his coat from those nasty ...

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  • What plants are toxic for cats?

    Plants or flowers often give that bright feeling to a home, but if you have a feline friend, that beautiful plant could be toxic for cats. Particular plants are toxic to cats and should be avoided at all times in your home. While in some cases, just parts of a plant might be poisonous, this ...

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  • Seeing eye dogs – did you know?

    Vision Australia’s Seeing Eye Dogs Australia division (SEDA), is the only national provider of Seeing Eye Dogs for people that are blind or vision impaired. For the right person, getting a Seeing Eye Dog can have a profound impact on the quality of their life. It takes a lot of time, love, patience and money to ...

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  • When pets April Fool us

    It doesn’t matter how switched on we are, every year we’re guaranteed to get April Fooled! These animals decided to not wait until 1st April to get maximum fool effect. Enjoy! Not for those scared of spiders. He had us all tricked, that’s for sure! Would the real Puss In Boots please stand up? To ...

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  • July Photo Competition Winners – SMILE

    Our July pet photo competition theme – SMILE. We asked ‘How does your pet make you smile?’ Your answers made us smile and so did the photo’s of your pets showing us there teeth! Congratulations to everyone that entered. The pet photos featured here are our July winning entries and will receive a $25 Petbarn Gift Card. August Photo ...

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  • Pet dental care tips at home

    Tips on keeping your pet’s teeth and gums healthy in the comfort of your home. Dental disease in our pets can prevented in the vast majority of cases and often it’s easy to achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums at home. There are many different methods to prevent dental disease and to assist with ...

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  • “Oops I did it again” – June Photo Competition

    Our June pet photo competition theme “Oops, I did it again” had some of the funniest entries we have ever seen! Congratulations to everyone that entered. So many pet parents are experiencing those moments when you’re not sure whether to laugh or cry…it’s nice to know you’re not alone! The pet photos featured here are our winning ...

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  • 5 family friendly dog breeds

    Choosing a family friendly dog is an important decision and one that will affect the dynamic of your household.  There is much to consider when you are selecting the right dog breed for your home, especially if you have children. Here are 5 family friendly dog breeds that are good with children: Golden Retriever Golden ...

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  • Seeing Eye Dogs Australia (SEDA) – August Update Part 1

    Archy Like the other Petbarn pups, Archy had his 6 month assessment in August and his Puppy Development Officer was very impressed with his progress and how far he has come. Archy continues to build on his socialisation skills and goes to his usual places including parks, the shops and restaurants. Archy also went to ...

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