Cover Photo: Silicon Valley Fishkeeping
It’s quite fishy if you aren’t fascinated by the fishes and their swift moves making them look glistening and extremely beautiful, it isn’t much difficult as it sounds to keep an aquarium. Here are several tips that will make it easy for you to be a responsible fish owner.
1. Putting too many fishes
If you are a newcomer or not, avoid overstocking too many fishes, this will only add to the chaos and make the water parameters unstable and the nitrogen cycle stalled.
2. Get a large aquarium
This might seem unobvious and a lot but this will make it much easier, a bigger tank will accommodate more water keeping the conditions balanced.
Once a month clean the tanks, windows and gravel, replace the filter cartridge and collect the garbage. Sanity is essential to keep your fish healthy.
4. Add greens
Adding greens and decorations will add light to your room and fun life for fish to wander and play. Real plants will also keep the tank’s cycle balanced.
5. Adequate Location
Have an ideal place where fishes can sustain themselves, and keep away from air vents, heat and direct sunlight.
6. Continual maintenance
Water should be tested regularly and replaced by 25% weekly, keep an eye on water parameters- ph levels, nitrates, ammonia etc.
7. Feeding responsibly
Don’t bombard the aquarium with food, feed only once or twice in small amounts, overfeeding can deteriorate the nitrogen cycle.
In today’s world internet is reckless, so do research head to toe from required fishes, and food to the aquarium. These will upkeep you while procuring.
9. Melding different species
This will only mess up, novices can make the mistake, they have different water needs and compatibilities to start with, which will jeopardise everything.
10. Suffice air pump and filters
A fair filter will purify the contamination and debris while an efficient pump will oxygenate and move water in tank making it beneficiary and make the fish’s life better.