About 1,800 tropical fish species are involved in the international trade, says of the New England Aquarium in Boston and Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. Hundreds more species of invertebrates, including live corals, are also part of this pipeline.
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is introduced into the aquarium via tropical fish waste and uneaten food. The tropical fish waste and excess food will break down into either ionized ammonium (NH4) or un-ionized ammonia (NH3). Ammonium is not harmful to tropical fish but ammonia is. Whether the material turns into ammonium or ammonia depends on the ph level of the water. If the ph is under 7, you will have ammonium. If the ph is 7 or higher you will have ammonia.
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Here's a little video showing off my fresh water tropical aquarium.
Tank: Aquael Classic 80 (112 liters, 29.5 US gal, 24.6 UK gal)
Filter: Fluval U4 (internal)
Heater: Aquael 100W
Air pump: Rena 100
- Red Swordtails
- Neon Gouramis
- Corydoras Julii
- Corydoras Arcuatus
- Silver Hatchetfish
- Buenos Aires Tetras
Song in the background is a theme from Finding Nemo (Beyond the Sea):
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Gives information on how to increase your chances of success in keeping tropical fish when you have a small bowl or aquarium. This article was mainly written for freshwater 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.