Beginners Guide to Keeping Tropical Fish

This site was written to share the fishkeeping knowledge gained when first keeping tropical fish. We hope you enjoy and benefit from this Beginners Guide to Keeping Tropical Fish.

We think there’s three big secrets for successful fishkeeping:-

1. Don’t focus on keeping fish, focus on keeping the water right. The fish will thrive with good water.
2. Research your fish. You can never know too much, and you’ll never know anywhere near all that’s to be known about any species. Be interested in every species you keep.
3. Fish can be left for days and days without food with no harm done. But over feed your fish and lots will die. Feed sparsely.

In this beginners guide to keeping tropical fish website we cover how to get started, the equipment you’ll need, the water quality and the nitrogen cycle, plants, fish species and everything else you need to know to successfully keep tropical fish.

Fish tank water

Aquarium Water Basics

In the natural environment, tropical fish often live in a massive volume of water such as a river or lake. If the sun shines, it will take days to alter the average temperature. Fish and plant waste may decompose producing ammonia and nitrogen. if it is so heavily diluted it couldn’t possibly hurt the fish….