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If you want freshwater fish as aquarium pets, you need to know how to care for them.
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Freshwater puffers are a relatively misunderstood and under-represented fish in the aquarium trade. There are very few factually correct guides that detail the care of these fish. Also, many of the fish sold as puffers are not freshwater fish at all. However, the true freshwater puffers are a wonderful specialist fish and they are very rewarding to keep as pets, provided that their basic needs are met.
See a Petco associate for the right type of freshwater aquarium fish for your water tank.
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Approximately 7.7 million American households keep fish as pets, making them the third most popular type of pet after cats and dogs, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Surprised? With their engaging antics and graceful beauty, fish provide a source of enjoyment and education and in situations where having a dog or cat just isn't possible, a freshwater aquarium can prove to be the perfect alternative. Freshwater Oddballs | Cool Freshwater Fish on Sale | PetSolutions
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Keeping fish is not particularly hard, just different than keeping most other kind of pet because they live in water. Fish either come from freshwater or saltwater but there are a few varieties that can live in either.Selmer’s Pet Land of South Huntington is Long Island’s one stop shop for all of your freshwater fish needs. We have goldfish, angelfish, plakos and tetras of all kinds. Whether you’re looking for outdoor pond fish such as Koi and giant goldfish, or aquarium fish such as algae eaters, catfish and cichlids, Selmer’s Pet Land has them all.It's always a good idea to research a fish before you buy it. You never know if you are going to get accurate information from the person selling the fish to you and using the internet or reading a good freshwater aquarium fish book beforehand is always a good idea. Know what you want to keep and have a plan for stocking your aquarium. Never impulse buy a fish at the pet shop.Anyone who has ever visited a pet store or aquarium knows there are many, many types of fish. There are thousands of freshwater species that could potentially make good home aquarium residents, and hundreds of these species are commonly kept by hobbyists. So how can you choose the right fish for your tank? Well, first you can learn which species are only recommended for experienced fishkeepers (and some not for any home aquariums at all) and which are recommended for beginner hobbyists. Then, you can narrow down your choices even further by learning about different species of commonly kept fish and their care requirements, so you can decide which fish are the right fish for you.While the collection of fish for the aquarium pet trade has been flagged as a major threat to wild populations, this link is tenuous for the unregulated wild collection of endemic species because of the lack of quantitative data. In this paper, we examine the extent and magnitude of collection and trade of endemic and threatened freshwater fishes from India for the pet markets, and discuss their conservation implications. Using data on aquarium fishes exported from India, we try to understand nature of the trade in terms of species composition, volume, exit points, and importing countries. Most trade in India is carried out under a generic label of “live aquarium fish”; yet despite this fact, we extracted export data for at least thirty endemic species that are listed as threatened in the IUCN Red List. Of the 1.5 million individual threatened freshwater fish exported, the major share was contributed by three species; Botia striata (Endangered), Carinotetraodon travancoricus (Vulnerable) and the Red Lined Torpedo Barbs (a species complex primarily consisting of Puntius denisonii and Puntius chalakkudiensis, both ‘Endangered’). Using the endangered Red Lined Torpedo Barbs as a case study, we demonstrate how existing local regulations on aquarium fish collections and trade are poorly enforced, and are of little conservation value. In spite of the fact that several threatened and conservation concern species are routinely exported, India has yet to frame national legislation on freshwater aquarium trade. Our analysis of the trade in wild caught freshwater fishes from two global biodiversity hotspots provides a first assessment of the trade in endangered and threatened species. We suggest that the unmanaged collections of these endemic species could be a much more severe threat to freshwater biodiversity than hitherto recognized, and present realistic options for management.In most cases, freshwater puffers don't do well in a community tank setting. They will either eat the other fish, nip at their fins, or starve because they aren't fast enough to compete for the food. There is no way to make sure all the fish are getting their fair share without overfeeding your tank, which will cause an ammonia spike, eventually leading to dead fish.