If you are not just a common fish hobbyist who collects fish just for the sake of beautifying your house, then you might consider a marine tropical fish collection. If you already have one at home, then you are indeed lucky. Not many people are into having a marine tropical fish collection at home, because it is troublesome as compared to other types of fishes and even the common types of marine fish.
Why is they so Hard to Maintain?
Many people find it hard due to the maintenance of the marine tropical fish. Unlike all the other types of fish, this kind of fish requires special attention and care, because they basically are not used to being confined into a small glass container, compared to their natural habitat, the vast sea.
It is indeed accepted that these fish are in fact very demanding compared to the other types; nonetheless they are much more beautiful compared to the common ones as well. One good thing about marine tropical fish is that they live long lives if taken care of. However, one also needs to factor in the cost of taking care of marine tropical fish as most of them are pretty expensive, and the maintenance cost is greater than other types.
But if you are willing to spend money on something that is very beautiful, then you can go ahead and buy a marine tropical fish collection, which is pretty rare. Usually, only highly experienced and wealthy people have it. For beginners, this type of fish is not usually encouraged, so that they should stick to tropical freshwater fish or goldfish first before moving onto marine tropical fish.
Another reason as to why the keeping of marine tropical fish is hard is due to the eating habit of the fish as well. The marine tropical fish, unlike even their closest cousins of common tropical fishes, have very specific feeding requirements. Some of the fish only feed on specific type of food, and nothing else. For example many species of coral reef Angelfish feed only on certain species of sponges.
But despite all the hardship, many people are still eyeing for a marine tropical fish in their home these days. Is it because they are uncommon, or is it for their beauty? Buy one today and judge for yourself.