Marine Setup Step 10 - Add Hardy Fishes

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Falco's Hawkfish, a nearly bulletproof first fish. Scott W. Michael

[edit] Step-by-Step
Aquarium Setup

  1. Investigate
  2. Make Lists
  3. Buy Your System Components
  4. Assemble and Test Your Gear
  5. Mix the Seawater
  6. Add the Rock and Substrate
  7. Rest and Test
  8. Inoculate Your System
  9. Add Herbivores
  10. Add Hardy Fishes

[edit] Start Stocking

By Robert M. Fenner from The Conscientious Marine Aquarist

Your first fishes and invertebrates should all be the most hardy, easily fed species. Talk to your local aquarium shop about "bulletproof" species that will fit with your stocking plan.

Many invertebrates such as corals, ornamental shrimps, and echinoderms do not react well to freshly mixed synthetic saltwater or the unsettled conditions of a new aquarium.

Waiting at least three to four weeks before introducing them will reduce mortality and transplant shock.

[edit] Recommended Reading

[edit] Good Books for Beginning Marine Aquarists