Adding Fish Into Your Mini Fish Tank

When it comes to adding fish to your desktop aquarium, you may be ready to go and wanting to quickly fill it up. You just spent a good amount of money on your fish tank. You may have even purchased something that is very attractive and now you want to have fish in it.

Yet, before you just head to the pet store and grab a bunch of fish to dump into your tank, you really do need to know a few things before you get started. By doing this, you will help to ensure that your fish get the best chance at life in your mini aquarium.


It is important for you to realize a few things about the fish that will soon call your aquarium home. First off, not all fish can live in the same aquarium together. Some fish will require different levels of salinity, different pH levels and even different water temperatures. You will need to find fish that can tolerate the same conditions. Also, some fish are more aggressive then others. You do not want your fish being killed by bigger, or more aggressive ones.

Another thing to take note of is the fact that you should make sure that your fish are added to the tank slowly. Fish do not react well to change. They need the same types of elements to be present in the water that they were just in as well as in the water that they will be in. You will want to add fish only a few at a time to the tank. You will want to make sure that whenever you do add them that the ammonia and nitrite levels are at a level of zero. This is generally going to happen after the tank has cycled. Also, take note that you should realize how many fish that you should have in that aquarium. A good rule of thumb is to remember this: For every ten gallons of water in your aquarium, you can have up to three inches of fish in your tank.

Providing these to your fish is necessary if you plan to keep them long. When you take these steps, you are allowing the fish to get accustomed to the location that they will be in and giving them the best opportunity to survive. If you are spending money on fish, there is no reason not to get the best results from your mini aquarium.