Today’s Aquarium Tip Tank tip of the day will keep you from doing extra work several months down the road. Some fish grow so fast that they may outgrow your tank in a matter of weeks. Personally, I would hate to have to find a new home for my fish so quickly. One of the best things to do when aquiring new fish or livestock is to make sure that you know and take into account the growth factor of the livestock that you plan to add to your aquarium.
You have to understand that if you buy a young, healthy, juvenile fish that it probably still has some growing to do. You also have to take into account that your live plants and corals will also continue to grow. It is very easy to find the maximum length of your species of fish, and use that as a guide, but also consider that the fish may grow wide as well! Just make sure that you know the size and the limits of your tank, what you plan to keep in it, and the size and speed at which that livestock tends to grow!
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