Saltwater Aquarium Fish
Lionfish is a popular saltwater aquarium fish.
Suitable pH for saltwater aquarium fish is often above 8.3 (slightly acidic), which is the natural balance where they evolved. You can buy mixes to make synthetic saltwater of the sort, or you may actually have a good source for Real Ocean Saltwater whit similar properties to the conditions your fish prefers. Of course, not everyone lives on or near the oceans and can have the luxury of using real sea water and is than forced to mix their own saltwater.
Saltwater aquarium fish often require a bit more than freshwater fish in regards to their diet as well. Some are happy with flaked or pellet food, while others are picky and often require at least frozen dead food, or even live food. Flake/Pellet/Stick food can be a cheaper alternative if your saltwater aquarium fish accepts them You shouldn’t however disregard giving your fish live food even if they accept pellets as live food can trigger a behavior in the fish you would otherwise not se and that can be pleasure to watch.
Many saltwater fish that are sold in fish stores come from the wild and only a low number are breed. This means a greater responsibility as every fish that are sold trains on the wild populations. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t get a saltwater aquarium fish, just that you should take good car of it.
Beginners should get hardy fish species and start out with a larger aquarium. The reason for this is that a larger aquarium means more water which means that it will be more stable. For one, more surface space can equate to more oxygenated water, and as far as hardy fish, they will survive things that may perish other fish which can be good since one tends to make mistakes as a beginner.
Damsels make a good choice for the beginners due to their hardiness, their price, and the low maintenance needs. They can tolerate water conditions that would guarantee trouble for many other saltwater fish. They are pretty flexible eaters and pretty inexpensive as well to be a saltwater aquarium fish.
Damsels might also be a suitable choice for more advanced aquarists during the cycling of new tanks. Damsels can however be a little on the aggressive side to be kept in community aquariums. For community tanks, you might therefore want to make other choices.
There are also a large number of species that only are advisable for the most experienced aquarists as for example moray eels, sharks and anything else that are poisonous, may grow to too big for most aquariums and or to aggressive to keep with other fish. Saltwater aquariums are an area, where you do not want to bite off more than you can chew.
Unlike other moray eels, the snowflake moray eel can be a little bit more ideal for a home aquarium, though still require a little more than your usual tank arrangement to thrive. They are more peaceful that other moray eels, and can even be part of some community tanks. Snowflake moray eels re quite hardy and can be a suitable fish for those just becoming more experienced aquarist and not are complete beginners any longer.
Some saltwater aquarium fish have very special needs, such as sea-fish and jellyfish which need their tanks to be deep rather than wide. Some marine species require other sea creatures so they can co-exist, Anemones and Clownfish for example.
Other popular saltwater aquarium fish include blennies/gobies, triggerfish, lionfish, angles, and butterflies. Internet can be a very great resource when it comes to choosing, as there are gigabytes upon gigabytes of fish photographs, aquarium articles like this one detailing nearly everything you can possible want to know about your fish Many people also communicates their own experiences in forums. Do not pass up this invaluable resource to better decide what saltwater aquarium fish is best for you.
Yet another aspect of saltwater aquarium fish that you will want to consider is lighting. Unless your lighting on your aquarium is similar to that in others, you might notice that yours saltwater aquarium fish doesn’t look like other persons saltwater aquarium fish. Saltwater fish get some of their coloration from the various spectral aspects of the light they are within. In the wild, this varies by the depth they live at.
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