Great information - I'll be off to buy some platies for my fish tank!
Article about the common aquarium types as well as reasons for keeping a fish tank in your home.
This should involve your first purchase in the aquarium hobby - . It is very important to learn about thefish you want to keep. This will let you know what conditions theywill need, what you will want, andhow to set up your fish tank. When you research your fish, you candetermine how big they will get and thereby determine the you will need to keepthem happy and healthy (1" of healthy mature fish per gallon of waterfor small fish, 1" of fish per 3 gallons of water for large or messyfish, more than that for marine fish - that's about 5cm of fish forevery 8 liters or so for small fish, and around 5cm of fish for every24 liters or so for larger fish). Also, this will give you a chance tolearn if the various fish you have selected are compatible with eachother. If different fish's care requirements, size, or temperament aretoo different, they will not be compatible and should not be kepttogether.
I went to Petco in Manchester, CT. this past weekend for a guppy fish to add to my daughter's 3.5 gallon tank which now has just 1 guppy in it. We bought the tank a couple of years ago from the same store about 2 years back; we were told it could support 3 fish; which we did buy at that time. Since then 2 of the 3 fish died. The young man working the fish department this past Sunday said, that size tank is only good for 1 fish and he would not sell me another fish. The Petco staff needs to be better educated before they disapoint any more children with their lack of knowledge. I went to a non chain pet store that had a staff that was correctly informed on fish and tank sizing and was able to purchase another fish.
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