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Why Buy Fish in Person Instead of Online

May 21, 2015

Learn about the many advantages of stocking your aquarium from your local saltwater fish supplier.

IMG_0002These days, it seems you can buy just about anything online. In most cases, buying online offers considerable advantages. However, this is not true when it comes to saltwater fish. Read on to discover the 5 reasons why shopping for saltwater fish at Aquatic Fantasy is better than buying online.

Choose the Exact Fish You Want

Many types of fish have a considerable variety in terms of markings and coloration. When you buy these fish online, you won’t know what you’re getting. But when you shop in person at Aquatic Fantasy, you get to pick out the exact fish…



Is Saltwater Aquarium Keeping for You?

April 28, 2015

Learn more about the traits needed to enjoy this hobby.

Is Saltwater Aquarium Keeping for You?Saltwater aquarium keeping is a wonderful hobby, but it’s not for everyone. Learn if you have what it takes by asking yourself these questions.

How Patient Are You?

Saltwater aquarium keeping is not for individuals who seek instant gratification. It can take 4 to 6 weeks to properly cycle a new aquarium to the point where you can really start stocking it with a lot of fish.

Do You Have Time to Care for a Saltwater Aquarium?

While fish have a reputation as a low-maintenance pet, this image really applies more to freshwater fish than saltwater ones. Caring for a saltwater…



Moving Tips for Saltwater Aquariums

April 22, 2015

Learn how to minimize the stress of a move on your fish and invertebrates.

Moving Tips for Saltwater AquariumsMoving with your saltwater aquarium is labor-intensive and stressful for you and your fish. However, sometimes it simply can’t be avoided. Here are some expert tips that will help you make it through the process as successfully as possible.

Make the Aquarium a Priority

To minimize stress on your fish, your saltwater aquarium should be the last thing you pack up before leaving your old home and the first thing you unpack at your new one. This will help prevent fish and invertebrates from having to spend too much time in crowded containers or in poor…



Cultivating Live Foods for the Saltwater Aquarium

March 26, 2015

Learn about 4 common live foods you can potentially cultivate on your own.

Cultivating Live Foods for the Saltwater AquariumJust about every type of saltwater fish, coral, or invertebrate enjoys some live food once in a while, and a few creatures are so picky they will not tolerate anything but live food. While you can purchase quality live saltwater fish food from a variety of sources, including Aquatic Fantasy, you can also raise some types of live foods yourself. Here is a brief overview of the 4 most common options.

Amphipods and Copepods

One way to provide a source of live food for your fish and invertebrates is to grow a population of tiny…



What is New Tank Syndrome?

March 24, 2015

Learn what causes new tank syndrome and how you can avoid experiencing it.

What is New Tank Syndrome?Simply put, new tank syndrome is the loss of fish and other creatures from a new saltwater aquarium less than 2 months old. Though any number of initial aquarium setup and maintenance errors can cause new tank syndrome, they can all be lumped under the main error of failing to successfully cycle the new aquarium before adding lots of new fish and invertebrates.

What is Tank Cycling?

Tank cycling means getting the nitrogen cycle established in your aquarium so that this cycle will help to maintain healthy water conditions once your aquarium is mature. Here’s what happens…



Aquarium Oddballs

February 26, 2015

A fun list of weird saltwater fish and invertebrates to dream of keeping in your aquarium.

Aquarium OddballsPart of the joy of having a saltwater aquarium is dreaming of all the wonderful fish you could keep in it. Of course, depending on the needs of the fish and your level of experience, some fish will not be practical for you to keep and will have to remain just dreams. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy stopping by Aquatic Fantasy to view all kinds of weird and wonderful fish. We’ve picked out a few of our favorite aquarium oddballs to introduce to you here.

Longnose Batfish

The longnose batfish is a truly bizarre-looking creature….



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