Making sure that you are purchasing a healthy fish and not a disaster waiting to happen is one important step you can take to insure a successful aquarium. Here is what you need to look for and observe when buying a new fish in a pet store to insure you are purchasing a healthy specimen. Once you develop the routine of what to look for, you will be able to do it at a glance.
More: Reef Safe Saltwater Aquarium Fish - Not all saltwater aquarium fish are "reef safe." Many saltwater fish will tear up corals, consume fish and otherwise destroy other tank inhabitants. The saltwater fish species listed here are some... read more
More: The Fish Compatibility Chart is a quick reference Saltwater Aquarium Fish Compatibility Chart to help you determine which fish will get along in your aquarium.
Photo © Debbie and Stan Hauter