We have noticed over the years that when people that are interested in starting an aquarium for their home or commercial office, hear the words “saltwater fish aquarium”, they immediately become somewhat intimated. We have heard many say that they believe that it could be more trouble than it is worth. We can acknowledge that maintaining a saltwater aquarium will take an extra level of care compared to a freshwater tank, because saltwater fish are a little more delicate to changes in their habitat. However, owning a saltwater aquarium can be just as manageable than freshwater if you are knowledgeable of the process of cultivating a saltwater aquarium.
Once you have purchased and setup your saltwater aquarium, you will now need to select which fish will best suit your tank. If you are a beginner, it will be most beneficial for you to choose fish that are compatible and are less sensitive to tank fluctuations. The Connecticut saltwater aquarium installation and maintenance professionals at Normal Aquatics are extremely knowledgeable about livestock, corals, and reefs and we have complied a three part series, which will present a list great starter fish, if you are a new the the world of saltwater aquariums.
Butterfly Fish: there are numerous types of butterfly fish species that inhabit the various oceans throughout the world. You can find butterfly fish that have dotted, striped, and random color patterns. They prefer to reside near the coral reefs, which serve as hiding place from predators and as the source of food. The majority of their consumption matter is composed of invertebrates and worms. They possess an abnormally long snout, which allows them to impede small crevices in order to find their food.
Talbot’s Damsel: A Tablot’s Damsel can be considered a very hardy fish, they are not prone to illness and disease, and you can expect no territorial issues, which make this an excellent choice for a starter fish. They are known to survive many different types of tank fluctuations and will most likely live a long and active life within your aquarium. Another advantage is that, because of its popularity, most pet stores throughout Connecticut will carry them and they are relatively inexpensive.
Rabbitfish: We believe that the Rabbitfish is one of the most underrated types of fish for saltwater aquarium hobbyists. While it may not be as flamboyant as some other saltwater livestock, it is considered to be an extremely hardy fish and can be very captivating to observe in it’s natural habitat. They are very disease tolerant, they prefer to feed off of algae, and come in a variety of colors and patterns.
If you are establishing your first aquarium, the large amount of livestock available for your tank can create a very overwhelming situation. This will be an ongoing topic of discussion in our blog within the upcoming months, so please continue to check back for more information, which we hope will be of use to you as you build your aquarium. If you have any questions concerning the installation and maintenance of your aquarium, you can contact us at (203) 292-5922 with any questions you may have.
Normal Aquatics of Fairfield, Connecticut provides custom aquarium installations, aquarium maintenance and repair, and custom pond installations. Our service area includes the following towns and surrounding areas Stamford Connecticut, Greenwich Connecticut, Long Island, Westchester County New York, White Plains New York, New York City, Northern New Jersey, and all of New England. Contact us today for a FREE Consultation!