Ornamental aquarium fish hobby is very relaxing and enjoyable and is an educational experience.
In Ornamental Aquarium Fish continuous efforts are being made to give the user/fishkeeper complete and frequently updated information on ornamental aquarium pets. The visitor can get exhaustive information on setting up ornamental aquarium fish bowls, ponds, tanks and reefs. There are many articles on procuring, installing and maintaining ornamental aquarium equipment and accessories. In Ornamental Aquarium Fish you can find information on the basically different environmental requirements in freshwater and marine (saltwater) tanks. As tropical ornamental aquarium fish tanks require special care, pertinent information is being given for the beginner as well as experienced hobbyist. In the confined, delicate environment, the ornamental fish are prone to diseases and environmental stress. These aspects of fishkeeping are discussed and explained here.
An ornamental aquarium enthusiast is overwhelmed by the staggering numbers of aquatic fish species available. More than two thousand species animal specimens making up the ornamental pets. Majority of the aquatic pets are of freshwater origin and are raised in farms. However a few freshwater varieties are still sourced by the traders from wild collections. Most of the marine ornamental aquarium varieties (over 90%) are collected from natural habitats. Aquatic pets include vertebrates such as fish, reptiles, amphibians and also invertebrates such as shrimps, crabs, snails and live corals and live rock. Countries making up the European Union are the largest market for aquatic pets and United States is the largest importer of ornamental pets in the world. It is estimated that the aquarium industry is worth more than 1000 million US dollars.
Coldwater species like goldfish, koi and White Cloud Mountain minnows, can withstand room temperature in temperate zones and are quite comfortable at around 60°F (15°C). Ornamental koi can even be kept in an outdoor pond and can stand temperatures down to 10°C.
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Aquarium fish diseases
Farm raised ornamental aquatic pets may be hygienically maintained by the farmer/trader. But they are always selectively bred or inbred to develop new strains, which makes them lose their natural resistance and immunity to diseases. They easily contract diseases and develop genetic deformities. For further information on the types of aquatic pet diseases and their remedies read the topic 'common fish diseases'.
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