The best 10 freshwater aquarium fish for beginners | Aquatic Mag

Have you taken care of any of these exotic freshwater fish in your aquarium?
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In the United States, as of 1996, aquarium keeping is the second-most popular hobby after . In 1999, an estimated 9.6 million US households owned an aquarium. Figures from the 2005/2006 APPMA National Pet Owners Survey report that Americans own approximately 139 million freshwater fish and 9.6 million saltwater fish. Estimates of the numbers of fish kept in aquaria in Germany suggest at least 36 million. The hobby has the strongest following in Europe, Asia, and North America. In the United States, 40% of aquarists maintain two or more tanks.[]
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When picking substrate, choose a type that helps to highlight the look of your fish. While a variety of substrates are available, not all are ideal for all fish. Aquarium gravel is by far the most popular substrate for freshwater fish. It comes in a variety of sizes and shapes and colors, both natural and unnatural in color. It is your decision whether to choose colors like hot pink or fluorescent green, or to use earth tones or neutral colors and have the color in the aquarium come from the fish and not the gravel. Once you’ve decided, here’s a list of ten of the best freshwater aquarium fish for beginners.
Photo provided by FlickrHere are seven easy care freshwater aquarium fish for those who decided on a heated tank.
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Freshwater aquarium fish care information and pictures ordered by freshwater fish species. Click on the picture of the freshwater fish species in the list below for detailed profiles along with comments and tips from fellow freshwater hobbyists.Welcome to the freshwater aquarium fish guide where you can learn how to set up, keep, and maintain freshwater aquarium fish. Go at your own pace and if you have questions don't hesitate to visit the forum to ask a question. There are always lots of friendly members online to help out with your questions.It's always a good idea to research a fish before you buy it. You never know if you are going to get accurate information from the person selling the fish to you and using the internet or reading a good freshwater aquarium fish book beforehand is always a good idea. Know what you want to keep and have a plan for stocking your aquarium. Never impulse buy a fish at the pet shop.
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