Tropical Fish

Contest Info

  • Started: 1/20/2008 06:00
  • Ended: 1/24/2008 06:00
  • Level: apprentice
  • Entries: 15
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Apprentice 1st Place $1.5
  • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $0.9
  • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $0.6
Tropical Fish
Contest Directions: Photoshop this tropical fish image (CLICK HERE to download) any way you wish. Examples may include dressing up the tropical fish, merging it with other animals or objects, putting the tropical fish in some unusual places. These are just some ideas.
Many thanks to thadz of Stock Exchange for providing the source image.

Contest Info

    • Started: 1/20/2008 06:00
    • Ended: 1/24/2008 06:00
    • Level: apprentice
    • Entries: 15
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Apprentice 1st Place $1.5
    • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $0.9
    • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $0.6
15 pictures
  • Tropical Zebra Fish

    Tropical Zebra Fish
  • Fish Kissing a Mirror

    Fish Kissing a Mirror
  • Zebra Fish Drinking at a Water Hole

    Zebra Fish Drinking at a Water Hole
  • Zebra Fish

    Zebra Fish
  • Submarine Fish

    Submarine Fish
  • Limousine Fish

    Limousine Fish
  • Flying Zebra Fish

    Flying Zebra Fish
  • Cat Looking at a Fish Photo

    Cat Looking at a Fish Photo
  • Fish Postage Stamps

    Fish Postage Stamps
  • Fish Politicians

    Fish Politicians
15 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Are you considering purchasing an aquarium with tropical fish? Tropical fish keeping is an interesting hobby for the entire family. Fish as pet animals is a tradition that goes back to ancient Egypt and China, but keeping tropical fish is a modern trend. Why? Because tropical fish are the one kind of fish that live in warm waters. For tropical fresh water fish the ideal temperatures are 24.5 C to 26.7 C. Tropical sea fish are kept in a little warmer water of 26.7 C to 27.8 C. In this article, we will discuss in detail tropical fresh water aquariums for fish. What can we say about the various types of aquariums for fish? The tropical fresh water fish is not a lone type which you can keep in aquarium at home. Why to begin with tropical fish? People decide to start with tropical fish because of the following reasons. * Wider choice, and in comparison with other cold water fish and tropical fish are usually more brightly colored. * Unlike sea fish, it is easier to keep this type of fish * It is simpler than to have a reef aquarium Pro's and con's of keeping tropical fish * There are many positive moments for keeping aquariums with tropical fish *There is an aesthetic sense in keeping a tropical aquarium at home. You plan and decorate your own aquarium and create a small eco-system. * Keeping a tropical aquarium is an education for one self too; one can study and learn from nature. You study everything concerning the biology of the fish and their living eco-system * The tropical fish does not need much feeding and money when you purchase and set up an aquarium and fish. A small dog or cat eats up about $150 per month, where as a fish should cost you about $25 per month. * Tropical fish are very good pet animals for children, particularly in teaching responsibility. * Keeping tropical fish is a relaxing and pleasant hobby * Tropical fish can give you satisfaction by looking after them and does not pose many problems as other pet animals do. * You can leave your tropical fish without care at home alone day or night, weekends, or while on short journeys. * Your tropical fish will stay where it was before. * You need not take them for a walk, wash them, look after them, clean them (or keep sneakers away from them). Exactly as it is with keeping any pet animals, there are things to be followed while keeping tropical fish: * Tropical fish may die very easily if something is wrong with your aquarium. Often by the time you notice that something is wrong with the aquarium or fish, it would be too late to help to them. * Tropical fish really demand a lot of attention. You should know to look after the water, how to clean the aquarium and how to feed. * On the contrary to other pet animals, expenses on keeping fish can be high. You will have to pay for an aquarium and accessories. Adding to this, many fish are not cheap! * Tropical fish are living beings. Some things will happen to them if you don't pay attention to them. That way they demand continuous care and attention. * If you keep your tropical aquarium for fish without studying things, some things may loose their external appearance. For instance you may have problems with an overgrowth of seaweed or an infestation of snails which are difficult to destroy. Keeping tropical fish In keeping tropical fish as pet animals, you will have to look after the following: * Placing them properly in an aquarium * The condition of the filtered and cleaned water * The compatibility of different fish * The shifting and transportation fish * The breeding of the fish There are many popular topical fish, so it is difficult to keep the list short; nevertheless here is the most popular fish for a novice's aquarium. The guppy is novice's first fish, because they are easy in feeding and care. They are interesting due to their color variety and shapes of their tails. The guppy easily breeds in aquariums. * The Platy is another good example as a first fish for a novice. They love to feed on seaweed, and easily get along with alevin.