Buying Fish - What to Consider
To ensure your tank is as healthy as possible, it's important to make the right choice of livestock. There are several things you can look for when assessing a fishes' health. Don't be afraid to speak to your supplier as well, and find out where their stock comes from. I hope you find these guidelines useful.
Choosing Healthy Fish:
If you see new arrivals in your fish store, it's often a good idea to find out how long the store has had them, and whether they've been in quarantine. Fish that have literally just arrived should be avoided as their stress levels are already high and they may die.
Many fish shops will (and should) tell you if the fish are new, and may suggest you wait a couple of weeks before purchasing them.Read more »