Imagine being at home watching tv with the family. Dinner is about to be put on the table when suddenly someone busts in through the door, telling you that they now live in your home. This is what happens in an aquarium when we introduce new fish into the community. Their initial reaction is […]
This is one of those frequently asked questions by aquarium owners that is difficult to answer… because the answer is not usually the one that they want to hear. “The Rule” The hobbyist community has “the rule,” and then countless successful exceptions (and I would guess countless unsuccessful attempts, as well). The rule hovers around […]
Buying fish can be one of the most fun parts of having an aquarium. At the same time, buying fish which have unknown issues can spoil that fun very quickly. Many of the fish-related calls we get involve a recently purchased fish which really shouldn’t have been purchased. Here are some steps that can help make […]
I am usually asked about a quarantine tank within a couple weeks of a new aquarium owner getting started. Other than that, I’m usually asked about them after something happened in their tank and their fish got sick, or worse. Quarantine tanks can be uncomfortable to talk about, at first, because they go into […]
In defense of local fish stores, good help can be hard to find. When I arrived at a customer’s home, they told me that they had added a new coral to one of their aquariums. Corals generally do very well in the aquarium, so I was looking forward to seeing it. I went upstairs to take […]
Choosing a fish to add is fun and exciting. These tips help you to make sure that the fish you bring in is as healthy and happy as possible.
Selecting saltwater fish for your aquarium is fun. Whether it is the first fish going into a tank, or it is a new addition to a community, a new fish just seems to add even more life to an aquarium.
This is probably the third question on a new aquarium owner’s mind, right after where they will put it, and how big it will be.
The worst saltwater fish? I hesitate to call any fish a bad fish. For nearly every fish I can put on a “worst saltwater fish” list, I can find examples of how people have had them successfully in their aquariums. Some of these are true success stories, and some are “no trouble… yet” stories.