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Saltwater aquariums provide the opportunity to keep exotic, colorful and tropical fish in a home or business. Owners say they are soothing, entertaining and a good way to relieve stress. Maintaining a saltwater aquarium is a little more time intensive than keeping up a freshwater aquarium. Start a saltwater aquarium with realistic expectations for a cleaning and maintenance schedule.

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You may notice that the first challenge to keeping these animals would be temperature. Since they are far from a tropical species they would need cool water temperatures; so cool, in fact, that I can’t imagine safely keeping one without implementing a chiller. Because you are unsure of what species of sturgeon the fish store is carrying, I am going to attempt to make a guess. I am in fact stunned that any fish store in the United States carries these animals. Many North American river sturgeons are endangered and from what little knowledge I have on their history in home aquariums, I always considered the illegal for the average aquarist to keep. In fact off of the top of my head I can’t think of one state where buying or selling a sturgeon would be legal.

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Only add one or two at a time. Adding a couple fish at a time gives your filtration system the time needed to take on the increased that the new fish introduce. When you bring the fish home let the bag float in the tank for about 15 minutes so that the fish can become to the temperature and of the aquarium water. After 5 minutes of floating the bag you should add some of the aquarium water to the bag so that the fish can become acclimated to the pH level in the aquarium. This will help reduce the amount of stress imposed on the fish. Stressed fish often leads to dead or ! Don't feed your fish on the first day. They probably wouldn't eat any food on the first day anyway. Let them get acquainted with their new home.

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Have you thought about the type or types of freshwater tropical fish that you would like to keep? It is very important to know what type of tropical fish you would like to keep before you make your tank purchase or setup a home aquarium. Read more about here to ensure you purchase the correct tank for the desired tropical fish.

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