One of the simple pleasures in life is keeping fish and it is a hobby enjoyed by millions. This is definitely one of the hobbies that stretch across vast demographics because you can keep fish even if all you have is a minuscule budget and in contrast, there are aquarium setups that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Understanding more about the aquarium and the fish that live in it can help you decide if you want to start keeping fish, or improve a hobby you have already started.
When people decide that they are going to raise fish for the first time, a vast majority of them do not do any research at all. Instead, the decision as to which aquarium they are going to get is based not on the fish that are going to live there, but instead is based upon how well the aquarium they are thinking about will improve the aesthetics of a living room or another room in the house. When it comes to the fish that live inside, few new fish owners do more than cursory research or rely on the opinion of an employee at the pet store where they are purchasing their fish.
But keeping fish is not a hobby that you should get into light, nor is it something that can be done with trial and error. Fish are living, breathing creatures, and they respond to their environment and will die if they are not properly cared for – just like any other pet. The difference is, most people know the basics of taking care of a dog or cat but neglect fish, forgetting to feed them, change the water or ensure that the tank is properly pH balanced and oxygenated.
Here is an infographic to give you some important details on raising fish for the first time.