Choosing Your Fish

With so many fish to choose from knowing which ones are compatible and will be suitable for your tank can be daunting, fortunately, we’re here to help.

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You can get good advice on compatibility from both our staff & our fish labels, but there are a couple of things that you can do to help us help you.

It may seem obvious, but it’s very difficult for us to advise on compatibility with your existing stock if we don’t know what’s in your tank! When going from memory it’s easy to forget to mention that one fish which might cause problems for your new purchases. Or you might remember the fish, but not it’s name. So when starting a new tank it’s a really good idea to keep a written record of the names of every fish you purchase, update the list every time you make a new purchase or when fish die or are removed. It’s also worth making a note of the tank size, make & model of filter and size and wattage of the light bulbs, that way you’ll have all the information to hand should you need to pick up spares when you visit.

All our staff are experienced fishkeepers and are always happy to give advice and guidance on the behaviour and compatibility of any of the fish we stock, however, with so many to choose from it’s best to use the information on our labels to help you make an initial selection.

A guide to our fish labels

Ease of care

Compatibility

Suitability for new tank

Minimun tank size

Other symbols

Best kept in a shoal

Best kept in a shoal

Best kept as a mated pair

Best kept as a mated pair

Keep more females than males

Keep more females than males

Not compatible with other fish of the same species

Not compatible with other fish of the same species

Solitary fish for specimen tanks only

Solitary fish for specimen tanks only

Keep one or several

Keep one or several

Need advice? Contact us.

If you're feeling overwhelmed by the choices or just need some expert advice, don't hesitate to reach out. Our team of aquatic specialists is here to guide you every step of the way.

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