Fish Species

Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish
In 1853, the first tropical public aquarium was opened in Regents Park, London. This was closely followed by Americas first tropical aquarium opened in New York by P.T Barnum and known as Barnum's American Museum. Since then the hobby of tropical fish has grown vastly in popularity. 

When selecting fish for your tropical aquarium, it is advisable to do as much research as possible and do not select tropical fish for your tank based on their appearance alone, this can lead to disaster! It is vital to check the PH level of your water on a regular basis to ensure your tropical fish remain healthy.
Tiger Barb Glowlight Tetra Neon Tetra
Green Barb Guppy Emperor Tetra
Upside Down Jellyfish Silver Dollar Leopard Sailfin Pleco
Three Spot Gourami Leopard Danio Bumblebee Cichlid
Bolivian Ram Livingstons Cichlid Pindu Fish
Florida Gar Shoulderspot Catfish Harlequin Rasbora
Checkered Bard Firemouth Cichlid Opaline Gourami
Pearl Gourami Bristlenose Pleco Albino Tiger Barb
Lemon Fin Barb Blind Cave Tetra Ghost Catfish
Red Cherry Shrimp Tiger Loach Zebra Danio
Southern Platyfish Diamond Spot Tetra Bala Shark
Albino Catfish Cobalt Zebra Gold Ring Butterfly Sucker
Black Neon Tetra Yo Yo Loach Red Platty
Albino Red Finned Shark Rainbow Shark Splash Tetra
Penguin Tetra Endlers Guppy Albino African Clawed Frog
Blue Tetra Reticulated Corydoras Orange Swordtail
Hognosed Brochis Archer Fish Golden Gourami
Rosy Bitterling Peppered Cory Emerald Dwarf Rasbora

Interesting Tropical Fish Species Information and Facts
Tropical fish can be either Saltwater (also known as Marine) or Freshwater species and are available in a huge variety of colors and sizes. Successfully keeping tropical fish is a skill, not all fish are good community fish and different species require a variety of water conditions such as temperature and PH levels.


Tropical Fish Facts


Different tropical species live at different depths and it is recommended to take this into consideration when selecting species. Tropical fish can be surface, middle and bottom feeders. If in doubt, ask an expert, your local fish shop will be more than happy to help and advise.

 


Facts about Fish Species
Gills enable most tropical fish Species to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some species, however have lungs and breathe air.


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