Freshwater fish may be either cold-water or tropical species. Although freshwater aquariums can be set up as community tanks, cold-water and tropical fish are generally not mixed due to incompatibilities in temperature requirements. Cold-water aquariums house goldfish and other species that do not require a heating apparatus. Warmer temperatures would actually increase their metabolism and shorten their lifespan. For a tropical fish tank, maintaining a warm environmental temperature ranging between 75 and 80 °F (24 to 27 °C) enables the fish to thrive.
Aquariums may be decorated with sand or gravel, live or plastic plants, driftwood, rocks, and a variety of commercially made plastic sculptures. The smallest aquariums are fish bowls, but these are not recommended for most fish as they are generally too small, tend to stunt fish growth, and may lead to eventual death.
Wet Pets by Steve
504 West Main Street Norman, OK 73069
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