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Tropical fish include fish found in tropical environments (found close to the equator) around the world, including both saltwater

and freshwater species. The term tropical fish refer to only those requiring fresh water, saltwater tropical fish referred as

Marine fish but to be accurate saltwater fish are truly tropical fish. Tropical fish are imported from there native waters as well

as domestically bred. Keeping tropical fish is a great hobby. How do you decide which tropical fish is best for? 

An important factor while purchasing tropical fish is the color. There is also the attraction that once the tank is up and

running the required effort needed to keep tropical fish is relatively low, in-fact there is hardly any restriction to one’s normal life. 

Keeping freshwater tropical fish is the ideal starting point to this rewarding hobby and can be done so by almost any age group,

even children (best start with the Livebearers family), with limited supervision. 

One advantage of keeping and/or raising tropical fish is the large international community that shares your interest. Keeping

tropical fish is a pleasurable hobby for families around the world. Critical part while acclimating your new tropical fish is to not

feed them for at least 24 hours and preferably 48 hrs. Fish tanks are a wonderful place to observe a habitat on a smaller scale. 

Tropical marine fish enjoy their temperature a little bit warmer at 80 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit (26C).Tropical fish are very colorful

and therefore very popular as aquarium fish. Tropical fish tanks have to be constantly monitored for presence of harmful bacteria,

fungi, and algae. Tropical fish, just like other fish, have to be fed at least 2 to 3 times a day. 

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                                                                                         Photo by: Shay Fertig