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Characteristics of Good Fish Dealers

Part of the Freshwater Aquariums For Dummies Cheat Sheet

As you shop for the tenants of your freshwater — or saltwater — aquarium, look for a fish dealer who sells healthy fish and can offer information and assistance when you need it. A good fish dealer has the characteristics in the following list:

  • Clean tanks and shop.

  • Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable staff who answer your questions, go out of their way to help, and are familiar with equipment, putting together systems, and needs of each fish.

  • Large selection of aquarium equipment, food, medicine, and fish in stock.

  • Free services, such as water testing.

  • A guarantee on the fish and equipment they sell.

  • Willingness to inform you where you can get something they don’t sell.

  • Autopsies of dead fish to help determine cause of death, and medication adivce to prevent the need for autopsies.

  • Genuine interest in you and your aquarium(s).

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