Maintain your home aquariums
Aquariums and ornamental fish are popular in Australia.
Ornamental fish enthusiasts need to be meticulous in managing the health of their fish to prevent the spread of pests and diseases into other collections, or even into the wild.
If for any reason you can no longer maintain the upkeep of your fish tank, do not dispose of your fish in rivers, creeks or our oceans.
Many ornamental fish are exotic to Australia. Releasing them into our waterways can see them establish as pests with major impacts on our native fish species and their ecosystems.
To find out about more about the regulations of your state or territory, check with your Department of Primary Industries or Fisheries.