Live Tropical Fish

J&M Aquatics and Pet Center stocks a wide variety of live tropical fish for your aquariums and outdoor ponds. We order our live tropical fish fish from companies like Southland Aquatics and Quality Marine and get in new shipments almost every week.

Below are some of our saltwater fish, inverts, and corals. Our staff is fully trained in the keeping and care of fish and live plants, so they can answer any questions you have about aquariums, from the best fish for beginners to which filters and lighting systems are best for your tanks.

Read an excerpt from our blog post on setting up a freshwater aquarium:

Having a tropical freshwater aquarium is a lot of fun and can be quite relaxing to watch and learning how to set up a freshwater aquarium doesn’t have to be super complicated.

First, purchase your aquarium and stand. For our purposes today we’ll use the example of a 55 gallon tank, but the same basic premise works for 10 gallon, 25 gallon, etc. Once you’ve got your stand and tank find the perfect place in your home to set up the aquarium. Be sure of this because you don’t want to have to completely dismantle everything and move it after you’ve added water and fish! You’ll need 5 – 7″ of space between the back of the tank and the wall for the filter.

Next, add gravel to the bottom of your tank.  The amount you’ll need will depend on your aquarium size and, obviously, the size of bags you’re buying.  One rule of thumb is that you’ll need about 1.5lbs of gravel per gallon of water.  You want about a 2″ base of gravel for a freshwater aquarium. You can also use an online calculator to help you figure this out.

Read the rest of the blog post here.