Welcome to Everything Aquatic!
After much research and learning that there is a lot of inaccurate information about how to care for aquatic fish and inverts, we decided to start this website. It took years to decipher the good from the bad. Let us help you to become a successful aquarist and to have many years to enjoyment with your chosen wet fins.
All information found on this site is from decades of experience with keeping fish, inverts and aquatic plants. Nothing on this site has come from those claiming to be experts that have yet to set up their first aquarium!
One of the most frustrating things is that many new to this hobby blindly take the advice of the staff at their local fish store or chain pet store. I know I did at first. Those staff members typically are there to do their job, which by the way is to sell you unnecessary products, and are there for the paycheck. It is rare to find someone who has first hand knowledge and who understands what it takes to have a healthy and stable aquarium.
Before accepting their advice, ask questions. Have they kept their own aquarium? How long? Do they find it hard work or taking up a lot of their time? If done correctly, the aquatic hobby is very enjoyable and requires very little time! And even then, do some research of your own before deciding. It is so discouraging to hear someone being told that a goldfish can be kept in a 1 gallon bowl, without filtration and with water changes; and the new aquarist is now asking questions as to why their new fish is sick or has died.
So, if you want to learn from others who have many years of experience or have knowledge of your own to share, we are glad you found us!