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The bizarre incident has captured the attention of the local , which first reported the story Thursday. According to its account, Big Blue, a Blue Tang fish perhaps better known to humans as the Dory character in the movie "Finding Nemo," was minding his own business early Wednesday when a man broke into the pet store. He used a metal pipe to repeatedly smash the 180-gallon tank housing Big Blue and a host of fellow fish and coral until water began gushing out.

Never let the water from a pet store fish tank into your home aquarium

Find fish tank and aquarium plants for sale at Petco and craft a beautiful underwater paradise for your fish and other aquatic pets. Whether your finned friend is big or small, every under water pet requires the shelter and hideaway fish tank plants can provide. In addition to providing them with privacy, fish tank plants can also create an effective cover from more aggressive aquarium roommates. Aquarium plants for sale at Petco can also help you cover up unsightly in-tank filters, cables and filters. Although you may be tempted to purchase live fish tank plants for their ecological and biological benefits, you should first consider if your budget can accommodate the additional products needed and how much time you can dedicate to the additional care required. Just like the other living things in your tank, live aquarium plants will require the nutrients and special lighting for sale in store and online at Petco. By taking proper care and monitoring the health of your live aquarium plants, you can count on a self-replenishing food and oxygen source for your fish as well as a natural filter and algae repellent.

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I then discard the water from the pet store. I do this because what if a fish 3-4 tanks down was sick or disease in the pet stores water as they are all connected. If you’ve been considering dipping your toes into the waters of owning a pet fish, there’s never been a better time to dive. Like all pets, live fish have individual personalities and temperaments – some can become aggressive and territorial in a community tank, while others are comfortable enough to follow the motion of the ocean. Petco’s fish store associates can help you find the right live pet fish for your unique needs. Generally speaking, freshwater aquarium fish can be easier to care for and maintain than their saltwater cousins. Many freshwater species are more adaptive to changes in your tank’s water temperature and habitat. Most are also raised in captivity on aquarium foods and flakes, so they transition more easily to a home aquarium environment. Saltwater aquarium fish require precise temperature and habitat environments in their tanks, and may take some time to adjust to a fish flake diet. They may require more hands-on care, but the results are undeniable: the splashes of color these pet fish bring to an aquarium tank brighten any space.

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Step three: fill your tank one-third of the way with room temperature aquarium-specific water from a clean bucket. There are two types of aquarium-specific water you can use: pre-treated, fish-safe aquarium water by the bottle from your local pet store or tap water that’s been treated with a conditioner like Tetra AquaSafe or EasyBalancePlus to de-chlorinate and remove other harmful chemicals and heavy metals. If you choose treated tap water, always follow the directions on the back of the bottle.

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