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Marine Aquarium Fishes at Mathsya Mela

Last year in the Mathsya Mela here in Bangalore, I took photos of so many varieties of aquarium fishes both freshwater and marine. It was a treat for the eyes to see such colorful fishes of different shapes and sizes specially the fishes in marine aquariums. Upon seeing marine aquariums on display in the event, I felt that I was under the sea, just dry ­čÖé

Here are the different photos of marine aquarium fishes that I took.

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Planning for Marine Aquarium?

When we say that we want a decorative fish aquarium, we have actually two choices, the freshwater aquarium and the marine aquarium.

marine aquarium tank

Most of aquarists have freshwater aquariums because it is cheaper and easier to maintain, however there are also an increasing number of aquarists who keep marine aquarium because they have this exotic and exceptional beauty that you cannot find in freshwater aquarium. I, for example, would like to build my own marine aquarium, but that plan has to be shelved for now.

Marine aquarium has salt water and corals, live corals. The fishes are also different, those are the fishes that can be found in the ocean. Maintenance of marine aquarium is quite difficult because there are many things that need attention. The very good marine aquarium should be at least like the settings in the sea. So, it’s very important to know the right salinity of the water, temperature, nitrite, corals, stones, and water quality.

One thing which I like with marine aquariums is that the marine fishes are more colorful compared to freshwater fishes, and of course they are rarer. Well, they are more expensive too.

So, if you want a marine fish aquarium in your place, make sure you are not beginner in fish keeping, it is very important to be experienced unless you would ask for the aquarists/pet store  service, which is no fun.