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Freshwater Aquariums: The Right Fish For Your Small Aquarium
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I’m not recommending all this for an aquarium that just looks good — it’s also important for the health and success of your aquarium. The reason most people say to stick with “just one male betta” is that not all fish can thrive or show themselves to their best advantage in very small aquariums:
4) Nina Shen Rastogi, “For an Eco-Friendly Home Aquarium, Keep It Small and Track Your Fish,” The Washington Post 25 Jun. 2009.
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Although algae can look good when kept in small quantities, it’s easy to spread out of control if you don’t keep it in check. Introducing algae eaters into your freshwater aquarium, as well as making sure your is up to scratch, can help to prevent your tanks algae production from becoming an eye sore. There are a few different algae eaters to choose from, including snails, shrimps and certain algae-consuming fish. They are cheap, they can help to increase the diversification of wildlife in your tank, and they keep your tank clean, what more could you ask for? Learn how to choose the best fish for your small tank and better understand the needs of your aquarium's inhabitants.
Photo provided by Flickroh wow... what was horrible. Really, really horrible. Most of those aquariums are far too small for the fish. Eugh. Pretty - and cruel.
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Finding small saltwater fish tank species for a small marine aquarium (nano tanks) is not difficult and they are often easily found in local saltwater reef stores and online. If you have a small saltwater aquarium it is vital to keep it lightly stocked and your water parameters stable. Make sure you research any fish you decide to get before you go to the store. Do not make that impulse buy or you may regret it later.The Guppy is one of the most popular aquarium fish due to it’s easy living habitat and cosmetic beauty. Guppies give off small bio-load and waste levels so they make for a tremendous pet fish. Not two Guppies have the same coloration or design. The wide variety of hybrid breeds make these fish super popular.The saltwater fish you're looking to keep in your small saltwater aquarium need to have a few characteristics to make the list below. You also need to keep in mind how they will get along with other species along with conspecifics. For better long term success, look for fish that:If you have a small aquarium, it can be pretty hard to find the right fish to stock it with. Most of the popular choices for smaller tanks – pygmy corydoras, dwarf puffers, clown killifish – should still be kept in at least around 10 gallons (40L) and are wrongly marketed towards smaller setups. So what choices does that leave us with? Not that much, but there are still a few choices. The Marine Bio Staff at That Fish Place gets a lot of questions regarding fish husbandry (what can I put in my tank and will it get along with…), especially as technology is advancing and smaller aquariums are becoming easier and easier to maintain. Freshwater options tend to be much easier – small schooling fish like tetras, danios, guppies and others have been aquarium staples for ages – but smaller saltwater tanks can be much trickier to populate. Aside from the tempting beauty of many larger or more aggressive fish, even smaller fish from the coral reefs have more territorial personalities than their freshwater counterparts. Many popular fish either grow far too large, aggressive or territorial for the smaller aquariums that are becoming very popular.Bettas are often marketed as suitable for tiny unfiltered bowls and vases, which they’re unfortunately not. However, that does not mean they’re not a great choice for small setups. Heated, filtered aquariums of at least 5 gallons (20L) make a great single-fish setup for Betta splendens. They naturally occur in waters with dense vegetation, so consider live plants to imitate the natural habitat and provide your betta with a place to hide.