See a Petco associate for the right type of freshwater aquarium fish for your water tank.
Aquariums are a beautiful way to add to the décor of any living space. From simple half-gallon fish bowls to large saltwater fish tanks, there are several options to suit your style, experience level, and maintenance needs. Often chosen for being relatively low maintenance and peacefully alluring, fish make excellent pets for owners of varying ages. Saltwater aquariums and reef style fish tanks generally require more care and maintenance than a freshwater bowl or fish tank. However, saltwater aquariums can be more rewarding as they can showcase more exotic species of fish, marine invertebrates, corals and plants. As there are many fish tanks available, it's up to you to determine which maintenance level is right for your home.
If you’ve been considering dipping your toes into the waters of owning a pet fish, there’s never been a better time to dive. Like all pets, live fish have individual personalities and temperaments – some can become aggressive and territorial in a community tank, while others are comfortable enough to follow the motion of the ocean. Petco’s fish store associates can help you find the right live pet fish for your unique needs. Generally speaking, freshwater aquarium fish can be easier to care for and maintain than their saltwater cousins. Many freshwater species are more adaptive to changes in your tank’s water temperature and habitat. Most are also raised in captivity on aquarium foods and flakes, so they transition more easily to a home aquarium environment. Saltwater aquarium fish require precise temperature and habitat environments in their tanks, and may take some time to adjust to a fish flake diet. They may require more hands-on care, but the results are undeniable: the splashes of color these pet fish bring to an aquarium tank brighten any space.
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It's always a good idea to research a fish before you buy it. You never know if you are going to get accurate information from the person selling the fish to you and using the internet or reading a good freshwater aquarium fish book beforehand is always a good idea. Know what you want to keep and have a plan for stocking your aquarium. Never impulse buy a fish at the pet shop.Freshwater puffers are a relatively misunderstood and under-represented fish in the aquarium trade. There are very few factually correct guides that detail the care of these fish. Also, many of the fish sold as puffers are not freshwater fish at all. However, the true freshwater puffers are a wonderful specialist fish and they are very rewarding to keep as pets, provided that their basic needs are met.Buying fish for your freshwater aquarium is opportunity for a fun trip to the pet store. As you choose fish to take home, look at the physical characteristics in the following list to determine whether a fish is in good health:We always have a freshwater tropical pet fish specialist available during store hours to answer all your questions relating to the pet fish habits, compatibility of fish, disease diagnosis, feeding, supplement, and aquarium system configuration.