Selecting Underwater Or Offshore Fish

There are many considerations when selecting fish. You need to ensure that you have the experience to provide for the fish you decide on, that the fish you get are healthy, and that they are best with the fish you already have got.

As a starting point, it is very scan that you only buy very healthy fish because the best way to keep strong healthy fish is to begin with strong healthy fish. Buying a fish because it doesn’t look well or happy and you feel sorry for it and want to give it a better home in your display container is not a good idea. An not well fish can introduce diseases into your container that can infect your other fish, and may even lead them to die. It helps to become familiar with a species of fish before you buy it as this will assist you to be clear on what it really should look and work like. Ensure the fish looks alert with clean clear eyes, fins and weighing machines. It is also important that the fish appears eager to feed and can maintain its position in the water column. And finally, as a precaution safeguard, only buy from a clean healthy store that you trust

To break this down I recently refer to all fish as number 1, number 2, or number 3 fish. I refer to number 1 fish as fish that most people can easily keep in regular aquarium tank conditions. Number 2 fish are fish that from my experience work for some people and not for others and number 3 fish being people who don’t work for most people.

Some situations of number 1 fish are Damsels, Clownfish, Dottyback, Triggerfish, Pufferfish, Foxface, Rabbitfish, most Wrasse, most Tangs, Blennies, Cardinal fish, lionfish. Some situations of number 2 fish are, most Tangs, Boxfish, Angels, Gobies, Sweetlip. Some situations of number 3 fish are Moorish idol, Powdered Blue Tang, Achilles Tangs, Anthias, Filefish, pipefish, Mandarin fish, Butterfly fish.

Many people select underwater fish by wondering into aquarium tank shores and window shopping until they see a fish that attracts their attention at that time, they will them ask the staff member ends to them if this fish should go with the couple of their fish that they be sure you name. If the staff member says yes then that is a green light to buy the fish. This method takes very little into consideration and will as often as not result in the person purchasing a fish that was improbable to work before it starts.

After a considerable amount of time and money, the person will quickly understand which fish work in their aquarium tank, mind you most will have cast aside underwater fish before this time has been introduced. Rather than the impulse approach where you slowly learn the hard lesions of fish selection, I strongly recommend beginning with a wish list.

A wish list is simply a list of fish that you need to keep together in your container. The wonder of a wish list is that you are able to show it to other experience aquarists to get their opinions on what these fish are likely to go together. If you have fish already you can include them to the the top of wish list to reduce the chance of adding other fish that will not work with the fish you have. If you have a wish list you are likely to seek out experts to ask in order to gain the right advise. With the impulse approach you are far more likely to ask the nearest sales agent and hope that they know. With the wish list you are able to use the opinions of a range of experts to save you a lot of time and money learning hard lesson in writing instead of with real fish. This is a very responsible and economical approach.