The most essential part when it comes to keeping fishes is taking care of the aquarium. These beautiful, quiet, clean fishes make ideal pets and you will get a relaxing feeling as well as a relieve from stress by watching them.
You need to start with prevention for the maintenance of your fish tank. Not putting in too much fish in an aquarium is the most crucial thing. Overcrowding an aquarium creates an unhealthy environment.
Cleaning the aquarium constantly can aid in prolonging the life of the fish, and it creates a habit that is healthy and clean for them. Not feeding your fish too many food is one way of keeping too much dirt away from your tank. Too much feeding can result to more waste accumulation on the tank’s bottom and needs to be removed. Dead leaves of live plants, if you have some in the tank, must also be removed. Dead leaves can result to algae piling up on the sides of the aquarium. Anyway, you can utilize a magnet for algae or a scraper to take them away.
Keeping up a fish tank includes having a filtration system as well, which is also important for the water to stay clean. You will have to clean the filter on a month to month basis at least. Your aquarium’s substrate must also be cleaned on a month to month basis.
If the medium of the filter is already worn out, you should have it replaced. The filter system has good bacteria. The nitrate level in the tank will be balanced by this bacteria and they will assist in getting rid of ammonia. Hence, for the filter to function effectively and efficiently, it should be cleaned and replaced in just a short amount of time. The balance of ph in the aquarium’s water should also be checked monthly. Ask about the correct ph balance from someone at the fish store in your area to know what it should be if you are not certain of it yet.
Never apply any detergent or soap on the sides of the aquarium when you are cleaning it. Any residue left can harm or lead to the death of your fish. Instead, you can make use of a 90% clean water and 10% plain bleach mixture. You can clean the sides of the aquariums and also any embellishments in it with this. Of course, you will have to rinse them well prior to filling up the tank again and placing everything back.
Your fish will live longer and will be healthier if you take care of your aquarium well enough. You will have more fun looking at your fish through a thoroughly cleaned aquarium.