How to choose the right aquarium for fish
When it comes to choosing a aquarium, one thing is certain: the more aquariums you buy, the better it will be for you.
You can expect to save money, as well.
“Buying an aquarium is a good idea if you are thinking of keeping your fish,” says K.P. Srivastava, chairman of the department of fisheries at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.
“It is good for the environment, as it makes the fish more productive.”
Aquariums are the perfect choice for the hobbyist who wants to keep his or her fish safe and healthy.
They provide excellent habitat for fish, too, so fish won’t die if they get sick or lose their way.
“The main point of an aquarium aquarium is to provide the right environment for the fish,” explains K.M. Sood, managing director, Marine Animal Centre, Mumbai.
“You can keep your fish in a small aquarium where they can do their business safely and comfortably.”
For fish that don’t thrive in smaller tanks, there are various types of tanks.
For example, fish tanks are called ‘water bowls’ and have two sides.
“A tank that has only one side is called ‘pool’, while one with two sides is called a ‘water cabinet’,” says Sood.
“Most people don’t know that there are many different types of aquariums available, which are suitable for different fish species.
For instance, a small tank with two tanks, a big aquarium with three or four, a large aquarium with 10 or 12 tanks, and a small and medium aquarium with 20 or more tanks,” he adds.
You might be tempted to think that these aquariums are not suitable for the bigger fish, such as kingfishers and tuna.
However, these fish will have a better survival chances if they are kept in a smaller tank.
“In fact, the biggest challenge for the larger fish is that their digestive system is smaller,” Sood explains.
“If a fish doesn’t get enough oxygen and food, its body will die and so will its lifespan.”
You can also find aquariums for smaller fish in the market.
“These tanks are used to keep fish for aquaculture, and it helps them to grow and mature faster,” Suddatharaman says.
“There are many kinds of fish tanks in the marketplace, and you will find different tanks for different species of fish.”
If you are not sure about the size of your fish, then you can find out by visiting the aquarium, says Srivachastava.
“I would recommend the smaller tanks as they are less expensive,” he says.
Fish can also be kept in tanks of different sizes in the home.
“When it comes time to sell the fish, you can buy them at different prices,” Srivakas says.
In addition, there is a wide range of tanks available in India.
“For the hobbyists, there has been an increase in the number of aquarium tanks in India,” says S.K. Narayan, director, Aquatic Animal Centre.
“However, we still have plenty of fish tank varieties, which is good news.”
The fish tank will have plenty to eat.
“One of the best things about buying fish tank is that you will have to feed it,” S.S. Kasturkar, chief, marine animals, Ambuja Group, Chennai, says.
He adds that there is no need to buy the fish and shellfish as they can be fed fresh from the aquarium.
“Fish have the ability to eat a variety of things, including algae, algae eaters, bacteria and many other organisms.
They can also digest various organic matter and also be good at eating insects, as fish eat bugs,” he explains.
You may also want to keep your aquariums well-maintained.
“Many people get very frustrated when they find that their aquarium is not working well,” Srinivasan says.
You also have to pay attention to maintenance of the aquariums.
“We recommend that you pay attention as you are purchasing fish tanks.
You should also keep it in a well-lit environment with good air circulation,” he recommends.