How to Be a Responsible Fish Keeper

Aquariums are a lovely, relaxing and theraputic hobby.  It is important to make sure your fish are healthy and happy in their new home.  In order to ensure your aquarium’s success, make sure you consider the following questions when setting up your next tank:

How large will the fish be when fully grown?

Does the species require more space?  Or are they fairly solitary and not need so much?

Is it a schooling fish which needs to be in groups of 5 or more to thrive?

Does the fish produce a lot of waste?

Is the species known to be aggressive?  Does it need to be with the same type or can it fit into a multiple fish community?

Small aquariums are a fab way to be started in this hobby, and it is a good idea to do your research and find out as much as you can about the topic before you rush off to buy everything.  We always recommend speaking to a professional, such as the fish experts in your local pet shop.  It’s vital to know things like whether the fish you like are freshwater or saltwater species for example!