In comparison with other pets, taking care of the fish in the aquarium is relatively easy and does not require a lot of time. In fact, it will probably take you longer to read this article, than to spend for the care of the fishes. We bring you the necessary advice on how to create optimal conditions for the life of the fishes in the aquarium.
Unless you have plants in the aquarium, the light in the aquarium does not have to be on, except when you feed your swimming pets or observe them. The light that illuminates the room is enough to keep the fish active during the day and if you hold the aquarium light for too long, you are risking the growth of algae in the tank. Many people who have aquariums at home leave the lights on in it for several hours. Electric timer that turns on and off at intervals is an inexpensive way to control light in aquarium.
Feeding the fishes
The fishes should be fed two to three times a day, but each feeding should be in rather small quantity, about the amount so that the fishes can eat all the food in two or three minutes. Beginners often exaggerate the feeding fish, so make sure it does not happen to you too, it is better to feed the fishes up to ten times a day, rather than only once in the amount that is too big, or big enough to make problems. The food that the fish do not eat will pollute the water in the aquarium, overweight the fishes which can lead to diseases of fish. Proteins, fats, carbohydrates and vitamins are four main components that are contained in fish food. This food can be purchased in all major shopping centers.
Observing the fishes
It is important to set aside a few minutes a day for observing fishes in an aquarium. This should be done in order to realize if the food you give them proper. Maybe some fish picky or if there are somewhat aggressive fishes that tend to attack other fishes. Also you will want to see if all of your quiet pets swim and behave normally. You will need some experience to determine what is “normal” for each fish, but a regular, daily observation will bring experience. And finally you will probably want to see if there are there any signs of discoloration, white spots and other signs of the disease. The sooner before you notice signs of infection or disease in fish, the better the chances for a successful recovery.
Regularly check water pump, filter and heater to the aquarium. Allow yourself to place checking the thermometer to become your daily routine. Changes in water temperature tend to stress the fishes, which can lead to disease. Regularly check that all equipment is functional.