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How To Choose a Fish Tank

Posted on June 9, 2017 in Pets

When it comes time to buy a home for your fishy friend you want to make sure to get the best quality fish tank that you can. See here for some examples bestautomaticfishfeeders.com/top-rated-tanks.

First of all, you will have to decide what size of aquarium you want depending on the space you have. The larger the aquarium, the easier it will be to maintain, but water temperature changes will take longer which can be detrimental to some species of fish.


Species of fish

fishThe real owners of the aquarium are always the fish, so choose carefully what species you want to have in your aquarium. Remember that each species is destined to either salt or fresh water, so the biggest and most robust fish usually live in fresh water. While fish like guppies, clowns, etc prefer to live in the salt water.


Aquarium prices can range from 20-500 dollars. But you will have to invest more money in food, conditioners, filters, feeders, and other accessories.

Type of water

You can choose between fresh water or sea water. Inside the fresh water is a mix of cold water and hot water, it’s also called tropical. It is important to know that 90% of the species that are sold in pet stores are meant to live in tropical freshwater.

Seawater is more expensive but allows you to include countless different species of fish. In most cases, the amateur fish keeper begins with a sweet tropical aquarium, and when they acquire more skills and experience they advance to a saltwater aquarium.