AN ACT DESIGNATING THE CHANNEL BASS (RED DRUM) AS THE OFFICIAL STATE SALT WATER FISH.
Cycling a new tank shouldn't be a problem nowadays. With the use of some of the new starter bacteria on the market, practicing the "seeding" method, or adding Live Rock, the ease, and quickness of tank cycling has advanced greatly over the years.
This leaves transporting the critters as the main potential problem. If you just follow some basic rules, it isn't really all that difficult. If you don't follow the rules, you are setting yourself up for a disaster.
Sec. 2. This act shall become effective upon ratification.
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Resist the urge to make an impulse fish purchase while visiting your local saltwater fish store if you don't know about the species. They want to sell fish and they want you to buy fish! Period. Take note of the species you are interested in and then find all the information you can on them. Many saltwater fish species can be very difficult to get eating in the home aquarium. The first thing you should ask the shop keeper to do is show you the fish eating. The better stores will mark on the label all the pertinent information about the fish, including whether or not it is eating.Saltwater fish live in bodies of water with a high salt content, such as oceans and salt lakes. They are popular catch in both recreational sport fishing (marlin), and commercial fishing (halibut and tuna.) Many species are also captured, raised and bred to be kept as pets for more advanced aquarium owners.Quarantine all new fish before introducing them to your display tank and look into keeping a cleaner shrimp or two to help keep your saltwater fish free of pests and disease.They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. One thing to keep in mind when choosing a fish is that most of the fish you will see at our stores are juveniles and will need room to grow in your tank. The knowledgeable employees at Clark’s can help you choose appropriate types for your aquarium.Saltwater fish or Marine Fish are common names for fish that live in oceans, as apposed to Freshwater fish that live in lakes and rivers. The types of fish you will see at our store are usually the types of fish that inhabit coral reefs all over the world.Reef tanks are very beautiful and impressive. This type of tank set up allows you to keep fish, invertebrates like crabs or snails, a variety of corals, and anemones. With a reef tank proper lighting and filtration are essential.