Many people like fish, especially colorful ones. They make a wonderful focal point in any decor, and are easy to care for. They’re also a great investment for those living in places where cats and dogs are not allowed as pets, or for children who are too young to care for a cat or a dog yet.
One of the problems when purchasing new fish for your tank is that it can be difficult to tell if fish are in the early stages of disease. Read the rest of this entry »
More options can often mean more confusion, but it doesn’t have to when it comes to purchasing tropical fish. There are now a plethora of ways to get such fish–from the internet to local markets to larger specialty stores–meaning also in part that even more species can be found. These fish of course vary widely in price: a rare soapfish can cost thousands of dollars while several types of butterfly fish can be under 40.
Knowing the right price for a fish can often be difficult. But the internet has made it easier to do some background Read the rest of this entry »
Many fish keepers choose to purchase their cichlids from local breeders to avoid injury and disease related with the stresses of shipping. Family owned and operated aquarium stores that act as the middle man between breeders and fish keepers advertise their cichlids as being born in Miami. Unfortunately, because selling fish as locally bred is a guaranteed way to get customers, some breeders advertise their fish as locally bred when that is not the case.
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Setting up a tropical fish hatchery can be not only profitable, but can also be set up relatively inexpensively. Some have begun this project with a minimum expense of 1,000. and one tank. However, there are other factors which contribute to what could be a very profitable venture.
A deep-seated interest in tropical fish is a priority above all else. A working knowledge of tropical fish varieties, habits and requirements is also vitally important. But, of course, that is not all that is needed.
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Whether you own a pet store or maybe you just sold a fish to someone that lives hundreds of miles away, you’re going to more than likely resort to shipping them out. Shipping a fish is going to be a lot different than shipping a box of papers so it’s very important that you know how to ship them properly. Listed below are a few quick steps that one should take in order to ensure that the fish stays alive once it reaches its destination:
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Whether you are shipping something outside of the country or importing something into the country, it’s important for the consumer to consider the requirements and permits that are required before completing the shipping process. Consumers that have not met the requirements will often experience that the items, especially animals, are shipped back to the departing location, often causing the consumer to lose the funds that have been paid for shipping (and sometimes for the items themselves).
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Setting up and maintaining an aquarium at home can be fun and educational, but there are a few things that every aquarist should know before creating their diminutive ocean paradise.
1.) Size – Starting small is a good idea, but larger aquariums need less frequent maintenance.
2.) Location – Set up your aquarium on a strong, solid surface, away from climate control vents, windows and direct sunlight.
3.) Fish Selection – Make sure fish have clear eyes and examine them for visible health concerns. Purchase compatible species that will be happy tank mates.Get Read the rest of this entry »
Breeding your tropical fish. If you are new to owning an aquarium the first steps involve researching what kind of aquarium you desire. Since you are at the site you have probably already choosen tropical. When decorating your tank, be it in a relalistic manner or underwater fantasy land it is important to make sure there are plenty of hiding places for the new offspring. Low thick grasses, often called breeding grass, provide safety as do castles or rocks with nooks and crannies to hide in. If there are not enough hiding areas the other Read the rest of this entry »