How To Choose Fish for a Tropical Fish Tank - YouTube

But can goldfish and tropical fish really thrive together in one tank?
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There are many factors to take into consideration when buying tropical fish. First-time buyers will need to decide which type of habitat they want to create in their aquarium. Freshwater, saltwater, and brackish species must be kept in separate tanks because of differing water chemistry needs. For best results, shoppers will want to select fish with compatible temperature requirements and similar behaviors. It’s also important to look for healthy fish with no visible signs of disease. Tank capacity is another concern when buying tropical fish.
Performing regular Aquarium Water Changes is vital for a SUCCESSFUL tropical fish tank.
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Ghost shrimp don’t make the 10-best tropical fish for beginners list, but they do get an honorable mention for being an interesting addition to any aquarium. Sometimes called glass shrimp, these little scavengers are super-easy to care for, and you can basically drop them in your tank and forget about them. I have a 2.5 gallon tank with 4 mostly tropic fish would I be able to adda another fish
Photo provided by FlickrIn a tank smaller than 10 gallons he is much better off alone, even if you have the  for tropical fish.
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You can, but this is not the humane way to cycle your aquarium. There are products on the market that can speed up the aquarium cycling process. If you do decide to use fish to cycle the tank, try to use some of the hardier fish such as or . Please read about the .How many tropical fish can I have?
The often stated general rule of thumb (don't stock your tank using this rule!) is 1 inch of fish per gallon of water. Remember to use the future adult size of your fish when computing the total inches of fish you can have. This rule is pretty silly if you think about it though. Do you think a 20 inch fish would be comfortable in a 20 gallon tank? A better rule would be 1 inch of fish per 2 or 3 gallons of water. Avoid the temptation to overcrowd your tank. If you do overcrowd the tank you will need to perform more often and you risk the health of the fish you are keeping!What should the fish tank temperature be set at?
The aquarium water temperature depends on the fish species in question. Different species require different temperatures. Generally speaking, for tropical fish a good temperature range would be anywhere from 72 °F to 78 °F (22 °C to 26 °C);. Research the fish you're interested in keeping before buying since some have different temperature requirements. For instance, the freshwater requires higher temperatures than most tropicals.I just set up my tank and now my tropical fish are dying?
Most likely the tropical fish are suffering from . Please read about the Nitrogen cycle.
Soon, bacteria called nitrosomonas will develop and they will oxidize the ammonia in the tank, essentially eliminating it. The byproduct of ammonia oxidation is . So we no longer have ammonia in the tank, but we now have another toxin to deal with - Nitrites. Nitrites are just as toxic to tropical fish as ammonia. If you have a test kit, you should be able to see the nitrite levels rise around the end of the first or second week.