Keeping most fish in a dedicated aquarium is incredibly more easy than trying to condition and acclimate them to aquarium life in a reef tank. For most of this year the Mode retail rack at the Reef Builders studio has served the purpose of first being a saltwater fish quarantine system, and lately has worked very well as a veritable aquarium fish hotel.
The combined six different compartments of varying size are currently home to a wide assortment of fish that have been thriving and are easy to feed, observe and appreciate in this style of fishy housing project. Some people really look to go all out providing their fish with countless hiding places and aquarium ornaments and decorations, but we don’t believe in ‘coddling’ aquarium fish.
With fewer places to hide the reef fish acclimate to aquarium conditions much faster, and quickly transform to pet aquarium fish that are alert, responsive and very aware of observers outside the aquarium looking in. There’s plenty of exceptions to this approach of saltwater aquarium fish conditioning, small dartfish and tilefish come to mind, but by and large this approach has worked to create a very fun, engaging population of marine aquarium fish.
You can really see that in this compilation video which is essentially a ‘role call’ of most of the fish in the Reef Builders Studio saltwater aquarium fish hotel. We’ve been wanting to make this video to spotlight most of our current working fish population in this controlled setting where all the fish would be easy to spotlight, before distributing many of them to their forever reef aquarium homes around the studio. We’re already planning to setup a dedicated capital F Fish Aquarium in the next couple months and as you can see in this video, there’s certainly no shortage of fun aquarium fish & pets for us to work with very soon.