Tropical Fish Tank Care & Aquarium Maintenance

0

Tropical Fish Tank Care & Aquarium Maintenance

 

Real Tips On Aquarium Maintenance

Related Posts

Maintaining Fish Aquarium

Tropical Fish Tank Care & Aquarium Maintenance
Tropical Fish Tank Care & Aquarium Maintenance
Living with a human being is part of life that we all know. As society grows, there is a need for a companion or put it in other words, people begin to look for animals or fish as part of the hobby or become their own family. For all you know, Keeping fish as pets and maintaining them is quite easier as compared to other pets. Anybody with a real interest in aquariums must educate themselves about the basic requirements of pet fish. This knowledge will help in imitating an aquarium environment similar to the conditions of the natural habitat of the pet fish.

Tips for Maintenance

Regular aquarium maintenance is very important in order to create a healthy environment for the fish and other plants in the aquarium. The main objective is to clean wastes, check the chemical balance and check water pH. Maintenance differs for marine water fish and freshwater fish. Let’s see some of the common important aquarium maintenance tips.

Tropical Fish Tank Care & Aquarium Maintenance
Tropical Fish Tank Care & Aquarium Maintenance

Check What Type of Fish

While buying aquarium fish, one should take care of the requirements and compatibilities of fish. Majority of the fish can’t be kept together. Also, it is important to buy healthy fish since; even a single sick fish can infect the remaining fish in the tank. Even after the fish get established in the tank, regular checking should be done for any disease infection.

Tropical Fish Tank Care & Aquarium Maintenance
Tropical Fish Tank Care & Aquarium Maintenance

Adding Water

While adding water for the first time, make sure that the water is free of chlorine and other dissolved solutes and gas. It is always recommended to leave water for conditioning at least for one week, before introducing fish and plants. Water changing should be done regularly at least once in a month. The replaced water condition should match the temperature and pH condition of the existing aquarium water in order to avoid adverse effects.

Check the Temperature of the Aquarium

Basically, there are two types of fish, (1) Tropical and (2) Cold Water. Tropical fish is comfortable in temperatures around 25C. Cold-water fish prefers a much lower temperature than the tropical type. Moreover, the aquarium temperature should be maintained constant as far as possible; any abrupt change in temperature will result in fish-shock and may cause disease. You may attach a thermometer and a heater to the fish tank.

Tropical Fish Tank Care & Aquarium Maintenance
Tropical Fish Tank Care & Aquarium Maintenance

Natural Light

Natural light supplemented with artificial light is essential for both plants and fish. Plants need light for photosynthesis and growth, whereas fish need light for feeding and spawning. Also, suppression of harmful algae and planktons are possible only in presence of light. The optimum light requirement could be around 12 hours per day. Above all, fish look more beautiful in well-illuminated water/

When to Feed the Fish

Overfeeding should be avoided. Feeding twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening time is enough. It is advisable to feed only as much as the fish can clean up in 5 minutes time. A fish diet should be varied and should include cooked food (if possible).

Tropical Fish Tank Care & Aquarium Maintenance
Tropical Fish Tank Care & Aquarium Maintenance

Know How to Maintain pH

Although the optimum pH for all fish is neutral (7), fish can tolerate a pH ranging from 6.6-7.4. Water, due to its dissolved minerals has its own natural buffering capacity, which can be checked by testing water hardness. It is found out that increases in phosphate level (which also indicates an increase in algal growth) plays an important role in destabilizing pH. One tip for maintaining pH is cleaning the water regularly to get rid of wastes and algae.

Be Sure to Quarantine. You Need This

Use quarantine aquarium to keep sick fish, if any. This will help to prevent spreading the disease to other fish and also the sick fish will recover sooner. It can also be used for acclimatization of newly-bought fish before introducing them to the already established aquarium. It also enables to check whether the new fish are disease-free or not.

Others Are Reading  How To Change Fish Water Tank

Other maintaining tips include adding maximum plants to hamper algal growth. One can also make use of scavengers like snails and aquarium crabs for consuming algae which indirectly reduces the excess nitrates and phosphates from the tank. While cleaning, don’t empty the aquarium completely, since it can destroy the useful nitrifying bacteria. Also, don’t use chemical soap or detergent while cleaning. Water testing should be done on a weekly basis to check the parameters of aquarium water.

 

Tropical Fish Tank Care & Aquarium Maintenance
Tropical Fish Tank Care & Aquarium Maintenance

Fish Tanks & Aquarium Maintenance: How to Clean Artificial Aquarium Plants

In order to clean artificial aquarium plants, use hot water to soak the plants and scrub the branches. Discover why cleaners, bleach and dish soap shouldn’t be used to clean artificial aquarium

 

You might also like

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.