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It is a lot better to buy fish from a local petshop, close to where you live. You can see the fish you buy and the shorter time it takes to bring the fish home from a shop will most likely stress the fish less, so their health will be better. I understand why you try to avoid the large petshop chains, but it still might be better to get your fish there than ...


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You should have some target amount of salt ppm per gallon of water. This amount will change depending on A: the type of salt, and B: what you actually will have in your tank. API aquarium salt claims its 1/2 tea spoon per gallon. Follow the guide on what ever salt you have, and for what ever animals you have in your tank, but lets use API as a base line. ...


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