Keeping Fish as Pets
Having fish as pets can be both enjoyable and fulfilling. There is the perfect tank and equipment to suit you, and with hundreds of species to choose from your tank can be completely unique. The best thing about fish keeping is that everyone can do it! There have been great advances in the equipment used to keep fish. You need less technical knowledge to run an aquarium and this means less time looking after the fish and more time to enjoy them. All that you have to do now is carefully choose the right fish store, and with trained staff and a complete range of products Petscorner is hard to beat. There are three main categories of fish that are stocked; Temperate fresh water, Tropical fresh water and Marine. These have differing requirements, so read on to find out which type will be most suitable for you.
Temperate Fresh Water
Tropical Fresh Water
As the name implies, these fish come from warmer parts of the World and will require a heated aquarium. Their vibrant colours and exotic shapes and behaviour bring interest to any room. Tropical fish come from many river systems in several different continents; Africa, S.E.Asia and South America, so have preferences for varied habitats and water composition, especially pH (acidity). Fish that come from slow running water that has lots of rotting vegetation will need slightly acidic water; these include Rasboras, Tetras and most of the Barbs. Rivers flowing on limestone are alkaline and so fish that come from them prefer a different pH balance. Some specialist fish require a very precise pH and water chemistry, whilst changes in water chemistry, mimicking natural seasonal changes are needed to stimulate some species to breed. However, most of the popular species are not too exacting and will thrive in your tap water once the chlorine has been removed.