CHOOSING NATURAL AQUARIUM FISH
Nothing compliments the natural aquarium more than the creatures inside. The fish you choose for your natural fish tank will have to be considered seriously. You may want to choose fish from a region i.e.: Asia, South America, Africa, or Australia.
Most fish compatible with plants are of smaller-schooling nature. Whatever you choose, it is advisable to seek a natural aquarist specialist before purchasing, as some fish will eat plants! Others may dig them up. Fish balance will be very important to the overall aquatic plant health and ecosystem you desire to create in your natural aquarium. You may also decide to add algae controllers such as shrimp or algae eating fish. Careful selection, research, and opinions from an experienced aquarist who is knowledgeable about natural aquariums will serve you best.
Whatever your aesthetic preference, natural aquarium care is easy and rewarding. A great economic way to learn is to set up a natural nano-tank (aquariums under 30 gallons). We have been doing nano-tanks for over 20 years at our shop in Clifton, New Jersey, so stop in and view one of the many we have on display. We would love to talk you through the process of setting up your natural aquarium!