4 out of 5 people stop keeping tropical fish the very first year they have an aquarium. They have a tough time keeping the fish alive and in reality this should not be a problem. The fish hobby is such a great hobby and we at AquariumFishSale.com do not want anyone to ever be discouraged. If you are new to the hobby please check ALL the following when you order and start your aquarium tropical fish adventure:
- Your fresh-water or salt-water aquarium water needs to be ready for fish – water needs to be the correct temperature, PH, and salinity for at least 48 hours before any fish are introduced. If you are not familiar with these terms please research and check the water conditions you fish require.
- Ensure the correct food for the fish you order is on hand. Never overfeed, feed as much as tropical fish can consume in about five minutes. Never use “vacation” foods, fish can go for several days without feeding.
- Never overstock the fish tank. Who doesn’t want to add everything at once? In the case of an aquarium we are creating an ecosystem that recreates conditions in the wild. This can take up to two weeks. Therefore, only introduce a few fish to the tank the first week, let the ecosystem establish, and add more fish the second week.