Tip of the Day – 5/30/2013


As you accumulate livestock in your aquarium, it’s a good idea to not only become familiar with the requirements of each animal, but also the scientific names and the proper pronunciations. Chances are, in your journey through the hobby, you will use those scientific names when talking with aquarium industry professionals. If you use the wrong name or even mistakenly mispronounce it, you could be given advice that won’t help you in any way and may even be a detriment. Common names present an issue in that they can be vague and even used for multiple different fish. So, grab a book or look online for the animals in your care, and properly identify them (with help if needed) with the proper Latin names.


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