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Tropical Fish Terms to Know

Tropical or salt water fish can be challenging to take care of. Unlike fresh water fish, tropical fish need perfect conditions in which to live and thrive in a salt water tank. Before visiting your local tropical fish retail salesman, review the following terms and definitions to ensure tropical fish are a good pet match for you and your family.

  • Acidic - Keeping a salt water tank's pH levels regulated can be one of the more challenging aspects of owning a salt water aquarium. For tropical fish, acidic water can be quickly fatal, so it is essential not to let the pH drop below seven.
  • Basic - At the pet store, the retail salesman will likely tell you to keep your tank water slightly basic, or alkaline. This means the pH levels should remain generally between 7.5 and 8.5. Some breeds are much more sensitive, however, so the number and pH range will depend upon the species.
  • Filtration - All fish tanks need proper filtration to keep the marine life from being overcome by bacteria and waste products. Filtration can be performed with carbon filters, chemical sterilization, or fish nets.
  • Hard Water - Both fresh and salt water tanks can be susceptible to hard water. Hard water is simply a high concentration of salt in your tank's water.
  • Substrate - The material you use for the bottom of your fish tank is more important than you might think. For exotic tanks, the substrate may include living anemone, whereas fresh water tanks simply include rocks for aeration.
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    29085 Dequindre Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071
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    (248) 547-2300
    User Review: "I would go there for all my pet good's and new critter's." - dev (AZ)
    The Aquarium Shop
    504 N Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067
    We are the leading supplier in aquariums, glass products, tropical decorative and filters, as well as cleaning supplies. We carry a wide line of fish-friendly aquariums, in addition to pet supplies at affordable prices.
    (248) 544-3474
    Exotic Aquarium
    16865 Schaefer Hwy, Detroit, MI 48235
    We carry a large selection of freshwater tropical fish with over 140 tanks and one of the areas most extensive selections of aquarium supplies, including complete tank set-ups.
    (313) 342-3515
    Tropic Fish & Pets
    415 W Frank St, Caro, MI 48723
    (989) 672-3006
    Reef Paradise and Pet Supply LLC
    2902 Richfield Rd, Flint, MI 48506
    (810) 820-4316
    Magoos Outlet
    1234 N Center Rd, Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 742-8760
    Manor Memorials
    356 S Santiago Rd, Au Gres, MI 48703
    (989) 876-8780
    Fairview Kennels
    1451 S M 52, Owosso, MI 48867
    (989) 723-4412
    Moby Dick Pet Store Inc
    3700 Sashabaw Rd, Waterford, MI 48329
    (248) 673-2520
    Kee's Aquarium & Pet Center
    8190 23 Mile Rd, Utica, MI 48316
    (586) 739-9140
    Highland Tropical Fish & Bird Haven
    10655 Highland Rd, White Lake, MI 48386
    (248) 698-9090
    Aquatics Wet Thumb
    52700 Base St, New Baltimore, MI 48047
    (586) 725-0960
    Tropical Fish Pond
    32308 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073
    (248) 549-0020
    Royal Tropical Fish & Bird Heaven
    1324 Hartrick Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067
    (248) 541-6600
    Stingray Bay
    17800 E 9 Mile Rd, Eastpointe, MI 48021
    (586) 778-0547

    Tropical fish are freshwater or saltwater fish that come from tropical water environments, and are popular pet choices because of their bright exotic colors. Generally, fishkeepers or people who collect fish in home aquariums and large fish tanks, refer to tropical fish as freshwater fish, while saltwater fish are known as marine tropical fish. Although both are great pet choices, remember to chose one type for compatibility purposes. Tropical fish can be wild-caught species that are imported, such as marine coral reef fish. These are a popular pet option for fishkeepers. Some scuba divers even enjoy catching their own fish during a dive and then exporting them back to their home country. Other types of tropical fish for sale are single species like Angel and Betta fish that are breed in captivity. There are also hybrids of two species of tropical fish, bred together to achieve characteristics like long fins, bright spots, or a larger size. Tropical fish retail stores or websites are a great way to find out more about owning and maintaining your own home aquarium or fish tank. They can help you narrow down if you would prefer a saltwater or freshwater fish aquarium by discussing the different filtration systems, lighting options, sea plants, and supplies needed. Find out which tank you will need to sterilize more often and which types of fish need more food, and weigh this with how much upkeep and money you want to spend. Don't forget to inquire about what types of fish you can purchase, like Oscar fish, and if they have nontraditional options like sea anemone, invertebrates, or sponges. This can be the most entertaining part! Enjoy giving your fish fun names such as Nemo or Jaws.
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