Tropical Fish as a Pet
Tropical Fish as a Pet. What exactly defines a “tropical fish”? These are any type of fish that lives in a tropical environment, somewhere close to the Earth’s equator. Tropical fish can live in fresh water and salt water, and the types of tropical fish all around the earth are beautifully amazing. Many people say only fresh water fish are called tropical fish, however technically all fish that live in tropical places are tropical fish.
If you want to bring tropical fish into your home as a pet, there are a few things you should consider before buying any fish. First, what color of fish will go well with your house decor? If you have a soft and easy color theme (blues, greens, whites) in your house, you may want similarly colored fished to complement your house.
When you decide to start a tropical fish collection, don’t go too fast. If you add a lot of new fish to a tank too rapidly, many things can go wrong. First, your new fish might not get along very well and they can actually try to kill each other. It’s important to research what types of fish can live together before adding new tropical fish to your aquarium.
Adding too many fish at once can also cause problems with the tank. Ammonia can rise and cause serious health problems with your fish’s health. If you clean your fish tank on a regular basis and test the water quality constantly, you can avoid some of these simple problems.
Most new aquariums have decent water filter systems installed, so you don’t have to do anything except enjoy the look of your tropical fish. Although this isn’t necessary, it can help increase the lifespan of your life. If you’re going to be spending a lot of money on your tropical fish, it’s best to invest in a high quality aquarium as well.
When you go to buy the fish, don’t be afraid to ask the seller to feed the fish in front of you. Sick fish usually won’t eat very much or at all, and you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a sick fish who will die shortly after you purchase it. You should also inspect the fish’s fins, and the way it swims. Fin rot is a disease you don’t want your fish to have.
The bottom line is to pay close attention to your fish all the time, and especially before you buy them. Nothing is worse than having an expensive fish tank and an expensive, beautiful, colorful fish die right after you buy it. Put the time and effort into this hobby and you’ll reap the rewards for years to come.