Tropical fish cannot survive in water that is below 74 degrees Fahrenheit. The angelfish, the Australian rainbowfish, the Bala shark, the banjo catfish, the black neon tetra and the black phantom tetra, the black shark, the bloodfin, the blue acara and the blue danio are all examples of freshwater tropical fish. Tropical fish will generally need a heated tank, at least during cooler weather.
How to Set up a Tropical Freshwater Aquarium (with Pictures)
Keeping a tropical aquarium can be a rewarding experience. Freshwater fish tanks are inexpensive to set up and maintain, and there is an incredible array of fish available with which you can stock your new aquarium.
First, you must realize a few things about an aquarium setup
The first thing you will learn about tropical fishkeeping, is that every fish is different, and you can’t simply throw a bunch of them into a tank, and feed them a couple of times per day. There is a LOT more to it than that. When looking for beginner freshwater fish, you need a species that will tick a few boxes;
Aquarium Fish Tank Information for Tropical Fish Hobbyists
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It's a good idea to have in mind what kind of freshwater aquarium fish you want to keep in your freshwater aquarium setup before you purchase an aquarium. Some fish only grow to be an inch or two, whereas other types of tropical fish can grow 12 or 13 inches or more in length! Knowing what kind of fish you want will help you decide the size of the tank they will need. If this is your first time with an aquarium, it may be a good idea to start with a 10 or 20 gallon aquarium setup for now and stock it with some smaller and hardier species.