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What foods should be avoided during pregnancy?

Fish rich in mercury - Such fish are usually found in polluted water. Mercury is a toxic element and concentrated amounts of this can prove to be dangerous for the nervous system, immune system and kidneys. Some examples of high-mercury fish include shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tuna.
•Undercooked or raw meat - Eating meat that has not been cooked properly increases the risks of various bacterial and parasitic infections. This can prove to be quite harmful to the baby and also increase the risks of stillbirth, neurological problems, blindness, epilepsy etc. You should also avoid eating processed meat unless it has been heated properly.
•Raw eggs - Avoid food products like salad dressings, homemade ice-cream, homemade mayonnaise, poached eggs etc that contain raw eggs. There are significant risks of raw eggs being contaminated with Salmonella. The infection only affects the mother; however, it can lead to complications during childbirth leading to premature or stillbirth.

•Caffeine - The caffeine you take very easily passes into the placenta and fetus. Since the growing child does not have the enzymes to metabolize this caffeine, it starts building up in unhealthy quantities, thereby hindering fetal growth and development.

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my pond water is very green

Hi toffeegirl1
The green color of your water is due to a high concentration of Algae.
If you have no fish in your pond, you can use some bleach (depending on the size of your pond, use about 2 caps full per 30 gallons) to kill the algae.
If you have fish in your pond, DO NOT USE BLEACH as it will kill your fish.
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Why do I need a filtration system for my aquarium?

Aquarium filters are a necessary part of operating an aquarium. The fish are confined to a much smaller quantity of water in comparison to their natural habitat. Unlike in open waters, fish waste in the aquarium can quickly build up and increase toxic levels. Fish waste will in turn release ammonia which will kill your fish.

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