Where to buy

Your first fish


There are so many different types of fish you can keep in an aquarium; tropical warm water, cold water and marine fish are the most commonly available. It is recommended that marine fish should only be kept by experienced fish keepers. In this article we will look at choosing your first tropical warm water or cold water fish.

Most of us have an idea of the type of fish we’d like in our aquariums, but it’s vital to understand a few things before buying fish. 

Starting a new aquarium

If you’re starting a new aquarium, hold back to start with and add only a small number of fish. 

We’d recommend you add a Fast Filter Start to the water as the filter starts to mature. (see – What's your filter for). It’s also worth doing this whenever you add new fish to an existing aquarium.

Which fish?
Buying & taking them home
Settling them in