Reefs2go.com specializes in Saltwater Fish. Our 25000 gallons of saltwater tanks allows us to offer the widest variety of saltwater marine fish as well as reef safe fish that will please any aquarist. Reefs2go.com is a certified aquaculture facility by the state of Florida & we have been in business for over 10 years. We work with top of the line industry providers for tank raised fish and coral, as well as other aquaculture facilities from around the world to provide as many options as possible for sustainable aquatics.
Reefs2go.com carries the largest selection of fish, corals, invertebrates, live food, live rock and more. We prefer Reef Aquariums and lean toward animals which will thrive within a reef aquarium, however we work with many Universities such as the marine biology department at UC Berkeley under the direct supervision of Dr Roy Caldwell and his work with Mantis Shrimp, as well as numerous Aquariums and Zoos such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey Bay California. Reefs2go.com assists these facilities mostly with frequent shipments of live saltwater fish food.
Saltwater Fish can be classified as aggressive or communal. Many people like to classify salt water fish as reef safe or NON reef safe fish, however that classification can be misleading. Reef safe could mean that a fish will not eat corals but may eat small crustaceans. Some fish are reef safe but not communal meaning that they may not get along well with others or others of the same species.
When purchasing saltwaterfish, it is important to research the inhabitants of your fish tank & the new fish you intend to buy, prior to making a purchase. The 3 main things to consider (1) Adult size of the animal (2) nutrition and (3) behavior / compatibility.
- Many fish are small in the juvenile phase, however within a short period of time (less than 1 year) may outgrow the size of the tank you have placed them into. Not only is this insensitive and dangerous for the fish, it also encourages aggression towards smaller or less aggressive regardless of size, tank mates. Understanding the potential size of the fish prior to adding the animal to your aquarium will prevent issues related to a large fish in a small tank.
- The second consideration is nutrition. For example, butterfly fish, while extremely beautiful are difficult to keep successfully due to their demanding nutritional needs. Please note – there are many marine butterfly fish which are very easy to keep because they have a wider range of acceptable foods.
- The third consideration is compatibility. Oddly one tang such as a hippo tang can do very well in an aquarium, however 2 is a BIG no-no. But a school of hippo tangs does very well together. Typically this would be considered 3 or more, however if something should happen to one, you would only have 2, and they would fight to the death. Many fish follow this same methodology, where as others such as flame angels, can not be kept together in the same tank regardless of quantity. The only exception I have seen successfully keeping multiple flame angels is in a VERY large tank, 1000+ gallons or more with excessive rock work. Furthermore, there are fish such as most Anthias, that will do very poorly if kept in single counts. These fish are social fish and need others exactly like themselves to thrive in captivity. My personal reference guide is WetWeb