BUYING & ADDING YOUR LIVESTOCK
Buying fish is a real delight, and your store should be able to answer all of your queries. But it also helps to do your homework so you know what you’re looking for before you visit.
TAKE ALONG details of your tank. Include your ph, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate levels, as well as the temperature and a list of what livestock you already have. At least one staff member should be able to tell you exactly what conditions each and every fish on sale needs to keep it healthy. Never buy a fish that you or the store know nothing about.
Ask what the fish are feeding on. Don’t be shy about asking to see them eating if you have any doubts, and don’t buy fish that refuse to feed.
Investigate the sale tanks hard. If any fish in there are sick, dead or dying, don’t purchase from that tank.
Once you’ve bought your fish, keep them in their insulated, dark packaging for the journey home. Don’t keep taking them out to check on them – you’ll only stress them out.
Remember, a good store will ask you lots of questions to ensure that they sell you the right fish.
Find a reputable dealer for your fish.
Sun corals need target feeding.