Aquarium care guides? Another small fish in our list is a Platy – a small freshwater fish that grows to be only 3 inches. Platies make good companions to other small fishes. They have interesting color patterns that attract many fish breeders. Despite their size, they need to be kept in a big tank, especially if they are kept with other fishes where there is a tendency to be overcrowded. Platies are good jumpers, which means that your tank needs to be covered to keep them from jumping out of the aquarium. They will eat all types of fish food.
Return all the old clean decorations. If necessary, add more gravel or new decorations. Before adding new tap water to the aquarium, please treat it with a special conditioner. Everyone knows that tap water contains a lot of impurities such as chlorine, ammonia, and heavy metal salts. This water will harm the fish, so water conditioners have been developed that purify the water from harmful substances. Mix old and new treated water in the aquarium and measure its temperature. Control that the water remains the same temperature; otherwise, your fish will die. If necessary, dilute it with treated freshwater, or wait for the water to heat up and become room temperature if its temperature is lower or higher than the required level. Do not pour too much water into the aquarium; there must be space for air to saturate the water with oxygen. Carefully place the fish back. To make the fish experience less shock, you can put them in a plastic container with old water and put it in the aquarium; then, it will be easier for the fish to get used to slightly different water temperatures.
Just like keeping any pet in the house, there are things you’ll need to watch when keeping tropical fish: Tropical fish can die very easily when something goes wrong with the tank. Often by the time you notice something is wrong with the tank or the fish, it will be too late for you to do anything for them (although you can take you lessons learned for the next aquarium you set up). Tropical fish do require more care than a plant; you must know how to change the water, clean the tank, and what to feed them. As opposed to bringing other type pets into the house, set up costs for fish keeping can be expensive. You’ll need to put in an investment in terms of the tank and the accessories. Plus many fish are not cheap! Tropical fish are living creatures. Things happen to them, even when you’re not paying attention. So they aren’t just design features and will require your frequent attention and care. If you keep your tropical fish tank without doing any research, things can get ugly! For example you can have algae blooms or snail infestations that are very hard to eradicate. Find additional details at fish pets advices.
Another benefit of weekly water changes is allowing you the chance to remove debris and un-eaten food from the aquarium’s sand before it decomposes and turns in to excess nutrients in your aquarium. By siphoning and slowly cleaning parts of your sand bed each week as part of your regular reef maintenance, you will be able to remove these nutrients before they are introduce to the aquarium. This can reduce algae and some cyano from forming. This reduction of nutrients encourages the importance of regular water changes by reducing the nitrates and phosphates before they become a problem, rather than doing large water changes to remove nutrients and algae after they are a problem. Filter socks are responsible for catching food and debris before it gets in to the sump. The downside to this though is that if you don’t change your filter socks regularly, then the waste they catch simply breaks down inside the sock and the nutrients they were designed to prevent are still added to your aquarium. The key to success with filter socks is to replace the filter socks at least every other day. Every day would be better, but this is often not realistic from a time and cost standpoint.