Aquarium Fish Buying Tips


Visitors: 319

It’s very important as part of your plan for having successful aquarium to take note of the type of inhabitants. One of the most important elements of you aquarium will naturaly be fish.

Never buy fish before finding out about its requirement first. You really need to take your time to ask questions and be very observant when you are in the aquarium store. There are lots of aquarium stores with unknowledgeable owners, so you don't base your decision on their advice alone. . . make sure you take a look at the fish yourself.

If you can make friends with some of the staff in the store they will possibly tell you more about the lifestyle of the fish you are intending to pick.

Below are some basic guidelines to consider when buying new fish.

- The following points all need to be considered:

- Is your fish tank at the right temperature?

- Are your water conditions correct?

- How big does it get? - It may be small now, but will your other fish be at risk when it grows?

- Is it a territorial - or will it be happier in a group?

Can you supply the right food for it?

Remember that the key to successful fishkeeping is happy, stress-free fish, so don't be tempted into buying an incompatible species jut because you think it's attractive - you'll regret it.

Sometimes it can be difficult to be patient, particularly if the dealer has a species of fish that you really want. But it's important not to rush things. Don't try to add too many fish to your tank at once - and always check that the fish are healthy.

For more great aquarium related articles and resources check out


Article Source:

Rate this Article: 
Starting Up a Gold Fish Aquarium
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes

Related Articles:

Aquarium Fish Food Tips

by: John Morris (October 28, 2005) 

What to Consider with Owning Aquarium Fish and Discount Aquarium Tanks

by: Stuart Brown (April 19, 2007) 

Tips For Setting Up a Saltwater Aquarium the Right Way So Your Marine Fish ..

by: Darin Sewell (December 22, 2008) 

How To Change A Fish Only Aquarium Into A Reef Aquarium

by: Peter Barry Cunningham (December 18, 2007) 

Aquarium Fish - Betta Fish Care

by: Veronica Valentine (September 18, 2008) 

Taking the Stress Out of Owning an Aquarium: a Review of "Aquarium ..

by: Lisa Koosis (October 09, 2006) 
(Shopping and Product Reviews)

Types of Saltwater Aquarium Algae and the Algae Eating Aquarium Fish That Eat ..

by: Darin Sewell (December 17, 2008) 

How To Look After Your Fish Aquarium

by: Allen Jesson (April 19, 2007) 

Fish That Clean Your Aquarium For You

by: Lee Dobbins (November 12, 2006) 
(Home and Family)

Starting Up a Gold Fish Aquarium

by: Dane J Stanton (September 22, 2008)