The hidden world of Tropical fish
The hidden world of Tropical fish. Tropical fish include fish found in tropical environments (found close to the equator) around the world, including both saltwater and freshwater species.
The term tropical fish refer to only those need fresh water. Saltwater tropical fish referred as marine fish but to be exact saltwater fish are truly tropical fish. Tropical fish are imported from nature as well as domestically bred. Keeping tropical fish is a wonderful hobby.
How do you decide which tropical fish is best for? An important factor while purchasing tropical fish is the color. Another factor is that far too many people purchase poor health fish. It is very easy to see if the fish is sick, most of sick fish just don’t eat. Don’t be shy and ask the seller to feed the fish before you put your money on it. Sick fish with ich disease or fin rot disease for example are easy to noticed, “Waste” 5 minutes and check your future fish, its skin, behavior and its vitality.
There are few rules we need to remember while we keep tropical fish, first rule is to be tolerant. A high percentage of people do not take the time to read, learn and study up on the hobby before getting started. Second rule is not to overload the system, placing too many new fish into the tank can cause ammonia and nitrite to rise. The third rule is to understand the need of maintaining our tropical fish tank on a regular basis. By maintaining our tank properly (water changes, test water quality) we can avoid many problems.
There is also enormous pleasure that once the tank is up and running the required effort needed to keep and maintain tropical fish is relatively low, to be honest there is hardly any restriction to ones normal life. Keeping freshwater tropical fish is the ideal starting point to this rewarding hobby and can be done so by almost any age group, even small children (best start with the family), with limited supervision.
One advantage of keeping and/or raising freshwater or saltwater tropical fish is the large international community that shares your interest. Keeping tropical fish is a pleasurable hobby for families around the globe. Critical part while you acclimate your new tropical fish is to be careful while feeding them for at least 24-36 hours and preferably 48 hrs.
Fish aquariums are a wonderful place to observe a habitat on a smaller scale. Tropical marine fish enjoy their temperature a little bit warmer at 80 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit ( about 26C). Tropical fish are known being colorful and therefore very popular as aquarium fish. Tropical fish tanks have to be constantly monitored for presence of harmful bacteria, fungi, and algae. Tropical fish, just like all fish, have to be fed at least 2 to 3 times a day.