Salt Water Aquarium Fish – What You Should Know About Tropical Fish Secrets
One of the most devastating things that can happen to a salt water aquarium lover is after you have gone through purchasing your aquarium, setting it up and purchasing your saltwater aquarium fish– they end up riddled with diseases and die shortly after you put them in their new home.
When purchasing your salt water aquarium fish there are a few things to consider:
1.) First off, if you walk into a pet or fish store and you are immediately flattened by the smell of rotten seafood… turn around and just walk away. Now it isn’t unusual for your typical fish stores to have a peculiar musty scent. But a strong odor is telling you the store is not as concerned as they should be about the care of their salt water aquarium.
2.) Make sure to take a good look at the store’s salt water aquariums. The first thing you should notice is if the tanks are clean, and the water is clear.
3.) The staff at the pet or fish store where you plan to purchase your salt water aquarium fish should be attentive and knowledgeable. If you notice the store is slow then the staff should be cleaning the tanks and feeding the fish.
4.) When they catch a fish, the handler should use two nets and corner the fish, eliminating unnecessary stress.
5.) When it comes to dead fish in the tanks, the rule of thumb is if there are more then 3 dead fish in one tank then consider shopping somewhere else. One or two deceased fish in a tank is not considered a bad omen, but more than that then I suggest you looking somewhere else to purchase your salt water aquarium.
6.) While shopping for your saltwater aquarium take your time and study the fish your are interested in. Check their physical condition. Study their eyes, fins, mouths, and scales. It’s always good to put your hand as close to the glass as possible without actually touching it and see if the fish actually swims towards your hand looking for food or they should dart for cover. If a fish doesn’t look or act healthy, don’t purchase it.
Before you go on your salt water aquarium shopping spree try to gather some knowledge on the types of fish you think you will be interested in. Make sure the fish you purchase are compatible and can live together comfortably. Make sure you know what kind of food they eat.
So there are a lot of things that go along with purchasing your first salt water aquarium fish. Just be sure before you start this adventure you do your research and know the proper questions to ask before you make your purchase.