There are many different types of tropical fish species available in most pet stores and with many different ways to care for them.All fish are not created equal, some prefer hard water, some are aggressive by nature and others prefer a social group.The idea of keeping a fish in a goldfish bowl is a thing of the past, now fish tanks are kept in large tanks in a living room, bed room or office.The tanks of today are much more advances but are still attractive and stylish at the same time.
The best type of tropical fish tank setup is a community fish tank, which tends to house a mix of tropical fish that are not very large, eat fish flakes and are not aggressive.These types of fish also enjoy living in a school just like neons and most tetras.Some are more aggressive like African Cichlids, they are constantly defending there territory.Some fish get very big like most South American cichlids that prey on smaller fish and require large fish tanks.South American cichlids tend to uproot plants and dig up gravel making them difficult to keep in a community type aquarium.
Research is the key, check out the different types of fish online and make sure you decide which type of fish you plan on keeping before buying your aquarium, fish tank stand and filters.Like most tropical fish they do come from a tropical environment so a heater is a must.Not only is a heater important for keeping your fish warm but to maintain a healthy constant temperature at all times.The size of your filter should reflect the type of fish your keeping and the size of the aquarium.The larger the tank, the more fish you keep, the larger the filtration system.
If you plan on keeping live plants remember that some fish will eat them or uproot them.I had an Oscar fish uproot live and plastic aquarium plants, and move aquarium ornaments.Algae eaters or plecos will devour live plants so pick your tank mates carefully.
The more advance type of fish tank is a saltwater fish tank.Salwater or marine fish require advanced care and filtration.There are a variety of colours of marine fish to choose from and beutiful corals, interesting cra