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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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    Vivid Aquarium
    21126 Vanowen St, Canoga Park, CA 91303
    Buy saltwater fish, corals, inverts, live rock and aquarium supplies from our store. We provide the best live fish and supplies so that your pets are cared for. Stop by today to see what we offer.
    (818) 348-3288
    American Aquatics
    1420 S Carlos Ave, Ontario, CA 91761
    We are the leading tropical fish, aquarium, & pet supply store in the Ontario, CA area. Nearly 4 decades of intangible expertise in aquariums, tropical fish, & general pet ownership.
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    (909) 923-6166
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    Coast Tropicals
    1646 W 130th St, Gardena, CA 90249
    If you're looking for tropical fish, we have just the thing. We're proud to serve our valued customers in the Gardena, CA, area.
    (424) 260-1061
    Three Little Fish
    602 W Avenue J, Lancaster, CA 93534
    (661) 949-0242
    Sps Coral Store The
    1375 Foothill Blvd, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
    (818) 952-4007
    Fish Cove The
    3900 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta, CA 91214
    (818) 249-7518
    Pet Boy's Tropical Fish
    3720 Verdugo Rd, Montrose, CA 91020
    (818) 249-9259
    Angel's Tropical Fish
    847 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104
    (626) 798-3473
    Pasadena Tropical Fish Inc
    2982 E Colorado Blvd Ste 108b, Pasadena, CA 91107
    (626) 449-4987
    Pet Jungle
    2650 S Myrtle Ave Ste 5, Monrovia, CA 91016
    (626) 447-0579
    Monrovia Tropical Fish & Pet Supply
    603 W Huntington Dr, Monrovia, CA 91016
    (626) 357-7926
    Tropical Fish & Pets
    9071 Woodman Ave, Pacoima, CA 91331
    (818) 891-1392
    Ocean Marine Sales
    640 W Foothill Blvd, Suite 103, Glendora, CA 91741
    (626) 335-3507
    Funky Fish LLC
    4412 San Fernando Rd, Glendale, CA 91204
    (818) 500-0102
    Tropical Imports
    1134 E Colorado St, Glendale, CA 91205
    (818) 240-9356

    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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