Table of Contents
Choosing an Aquarium
Fabricating an Aquarium
Placing Your Aquarium
Rearing of Fish
How Many Fish to an Aquarium?
Right Fish Combinations
Adding More Fish
Fish Care During Your Absence
Egg Layers and Live Bearers
So you have finally designed your home’s interior to your own satisfaction. The furniture, the curtains and all the decorative ornaments have been put in place. However, there is something missing, which could enhance the aesthetic beauty of your house. This is possibly an aquarium.
Ornamental fish keeping has become a multimillion dollar modern-day art and business. Everyone wants to enjoy the beauty of exotic fish as well as attractive water plants. In fact, many doctors prescribe keeping aquariums in the houses of their stressed-out patients, so that they can look at the calm and tranquil movements of the fish moving about in their aquatic abode and thus relax.
Once upon a time, aquariums were used to decorate the entrance of houses. However, nowadays, this business has grown from $8.9 billion in 2012 with an annual growth of 10% per annum! The USA is the largest market in the world of ornamental fish, importing fish worth $500 million each year, followed by the European Union and then Japan.
When I was a youngster, father being the DIY type built an aquarium and stocked it with goldfish, neon tetras, Veil-tails and black Mollies. These were the only fish varieties available in the city at that time because nobody knew much about aquariums or fishes as pets/drawing room ornamentations.
Nevertheless, people came, people saw, people admired, and people wanted. Within a month the whole neighborhood had aquariums and had begun to vie with each other to get more and more exotic and possibly expensive stock.
And most of these experiments failed, because these people did not know much about aquarium care and fish care. This book is going to give you that basic information, so that you can choose your fish varieties, care for them, and even have an interesting long time hobby which relaxes and entertains you.