Congratulations! You are the happy father of a new fish or a new fish. This may be because you have been carefully or attracted by this beautiful and dark pet shop where fish are sold carefully and dated with a few new kids. However, you must make sure to take good care of them and your environment.
Here are some tips to make sure you do it.
- Acclimate the fish
The fish are fragile. For best results, ask your partner for water parameters for nitrates, nitrites, ammonia, and pH. If you are at home, try the aquarium water for your chemistry. The bigger the difference, the more time you will need to adapt to your fish.
- Swim your fish
Keep the bag of fish sealed in your aquarium for at least 15 minutes, but not more than an hour, for the temperature to get used to. Open the bag and slowly add a quarter cup of water to your aquarium. Repeat the process by adding a quarter cup of water every five minutes until the bag is full. As a result, the temperature and chemical composition slowly increase, so that fish can get used to the new water basin without being disturbed by sudden changes. Remove the bag from the aquarium and slowly pour as much water as possible without harming the aquatic life. Place the bag in the aquarium and let your fish swim in your new home.
- Drive the tank properly
Although you thought you could fill a glass bowl with tap water and instantly detach your new fish, this is certainly not recommended. Fill your gravel bin, add the filter and add water. Allow beneficial bacteria to exert pressure on the gravel and filter. Use a tank game if time does not permit. Then adjust the tank to maintain the correct temperature and pH for the species of fish to be conserved and make sure the lighting is adequate.
- Carefully select the pet fish
When you decide which fish to plant in your aquarium, you will need to outperform the color and appearance, focusing on the behavior. Generally, it is necessary to collect aggressive or non-aggressive fish. When you mix the species, the aggressive fish usually attacks the others.
For example, Pleco dancers, guppies, and tigers are friendly fish that live together in peace.
Angelfish and cichlids are two types of aggressive fish that often live together in a pool without interfering with each other.
- Put your tank in a good position.
Aquariums can be very heavy, so invest in quality support and try not to move them too often once you’re in position. Do not place the tank in direct sunlight. It should also be shallow to minimize the risk of falling. In a quieter room without television or pedestrian traffic, the fish environment is generally calmer.
It is also wise not to smoke in the same room as the fish as this could affect the quality of the air.
- Ensure correct pH
The pH measures the acidity or alkalinity of the water in your tank. Buy a pH test kit and check the pH. Freshwater fish grow when the pH is between 6.6 and 7.8 depending on the species. This series provides a natural antiseptic action that helps fish to resist disease. If you want a healthy aquarium, regularly check for pH fluctuations.
- Clean the sides of the tank
All that is green is not good. The accumulation of algae in the tanks tarnishes the glass, gives the water a dull appearance and consumes oxygen, which can lead to health problems for aquatic animals. Aquarium plants in bloom can also be damaged by algae infestation. If nothing is done, the algae steal the oxygen they need so much. In pet stores, there are a variety of tools, including cleaning brushes, long ribbons and aquarium magnets for algae to remove excess algae.