Great Fish For Your First Freshwater Aqaurium

One look through the tanks at the local fish store can overwhelm a first time aquarist. Even a relatively small store is likely to have dozens of species to choose from. And the number of possible choices continues to grow even today as new species are being discovered and making their way into the trade. But not all of them are suitable for the beginning aquarist. Many have special needs or grow to enormous sizes while others will pick a fight with anyone they can. This article will attempt to guide you towards some smart first choices so hopefully your … Continue reading

004: Adding Fish To A Freshwater Aquarium

With your tank fully cycled it’s finally time to start adding fish. Ideally you already have an idea of what it is you want to keep and in what quantities. However, assuming you want to have a fairly fully stocked aquarium, it’s best not to add all of the fish at once. Instead they should be added a few at a time over the course of a couple weeks. Adding all the fish at once can potentially overwhelm the filtration and lead to deaths. The only exception to this rule is if you intend to keep a large amount of … Continue reading