The Tropical Tank Homepage
Article Library Fish Index Tank Setups Forum Links
Article Library:
Health and Disease
Product Info
Water Chem

What's New:

Big Fish Campaign

Article on the Big Fish Campaign.

Recently added: article on Feeding Tropical Fish.

All Updates

Site Map
About this site
Find The Tropical Tank on Facebook Follow The Tropical Tank on Twitter

Enjoyed this site?
Vote for it and
visit other ranked
aquarium sites...


Beginner Tips

Buying and adding fish

  • Check the requirements and compatibility of the fish you intend to buy in advance, and ask the staff of the aquarium store questions where necessary.

  • Never buy fish from a tank where any dead or dying fish are visible.

  • Observe fish carefully before buying. Avoid any with damaged fins or gills.

  • When adding fish to the tank, allow the bag to float in the tank for at least 15 minutes to equalise temperature.

  • Add only a few fish initially - otherwise they will suffer serious effects of "New Tank Syndrome" due to Cycling.

  • Feed lightly, this will help to minimise pollution during the unstable period as the tank 'matures'. Overfeeding is one of the most common mistakes made by beginners to the hobby. Add food in small amounts and watch while the fish eat it. Then add a little more and so on, stopping as soon as the fish lose interest or have consumed a reasonable amount.

  • Consider setting up a quarantine tank for new stock.


Buying the
tank and
the tank
Setting up Buying and
adding fish





[Home] [Article Library] [Fish Index] [Tank Setups] [Forum] [Site Map]

The Tropical Tank Copyright © 2000-2018 Sean Evans This website was last updated on 15th February 2018