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This article is about freshwater bullies — but it is not about the kind of bullies that have no business in your community aquarium. For example, we won’t be talking about piranhas (Serrasalmus spp.) because we know they eat other fish — every kind of other fish — and we won’t be talking about bucktooth tetras (Exodon paradoxus) because we know they eat the scales of other fish. To expect such fish to behave in a community is unreasonable. Rather, the bullies we will talk about are species we normally consider suitable community fish but are sometimes reported to misbehave. I’ll give you tips on how to prevent this misbehavior, and how to get the bully back on the straight and narrow if it decides it’s going to take another fish’s lunch money.
Creating a beautiful freshwater aquarium can be a rewarding experience. First be sure to consider the type of tank you want to create—cold water tank or a heated tank. Then read up on the on all the best freshwater aquarium fish suggested above.
- The cornerstone of the aquarium fish diet is generally flake .
Where do tropical fish in saltwater aquariums come from?
Clownfish were one of the first species of marine aquarium fish to be bred in captivity, which likely has helped protect wild populations from overcollection.Most species of fish for the marine aquarium trade, though, come from the wild. Worldwide, the marine aquarium industry is valued at between $200 million and $300 million, according to a 2003 . About 1.3 million American households have saltwater aquariums that are home to 9.3 million fish, a 2014 survey by the American Pet Products Association found.Walk into any pet or aquarium store, and you’re going to find . That orange-and-white-striped Nemo is practically synonymous with saltwater aquariums, and it’s one of the first fish new hobbyists turn to. It was also one of the first marine aquarium fish to be bred in captivity, back in the 1970s. Today dozens of varieties are available from breeders around the world.Some fishermen use cyanide to stun fish to make them easier to grab. The practice is more common for the food fish trade, but it still occurs at worrying levels in the aquarium trade.