Before buying new fish, it’s important to ask yourself some questions so that you end up making the best decisions for both you and your new fish.
How much time do you have to dedicate to the aquarium?
Although fish can’t really be overfed, they can be neglected if the tank isn’t cleaned often enough. If you don’t have a lot of time to spend on upkeep, then stick with fewer fish and a smaller tank.
How much space do you have for an aquarium?
Tanks come in all shapes and sizes, from very small bowls to huge living room showpieces. Remember that even if you want a big tank now, it might prove difficult for you to move later.
What kind of fish do you want to keep?
Some are peaceful and friendly while others are more shy or aggressive. Some eat flake food while others prefer live prey.
Some are easy to care for while others need a little more attention. Be sure you research any fish carefully before committing to it.
What kind of aquarium do I have?
If you have a freshwater aquarium, you don’t want to buy saltwater fish.
Most saltwater fish require a large tank (at least 55 gallons) and special equipment to keep the water at the proper salinity for the fish to thrive.
A freshwater aquarium can be as small as 10 gallons or as large as you would like it to be.
Buying new fish can be exciting, but asking yourself these questions will help ensure that your purchase is a happy and healthy one!
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