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Pet Fish Care for Beginners

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016

Pet Fish Care for Beginners

One of the best ways for you to always have a part of nature in your home is an aquarium with fish inside. A variety of colorful, cheerful inhabitants who are swim in front of you, always will cheer you up and relax you at the same time, helping you to forget everyday problems. This will confirm every lover of an aquarium and if you add the fact that the other members of the household and especially children have the opportunity to learn something useful about the life of fish, you will conclude that the tiny aquarium is really useful in many ways. However, before you get in touch with your new water residents look forward to the necessary knowledge to find out what kind of lifestyle that type of fish you are about to raise requires. Everything is generally very simple because apart from the initial preparations you will have little financial obligations and expenditures around the aquarium.


Before you fill the tank with water it is necessary to place it in the appropriate spot in your home. It cannot be a sunny place or a place close  to windows or electrical appliances. The best place for an aquarium is the darkest corner of the room and make sure that the base is strong enough and also secure adequate artificial lighting. The safest is not to improvise in this field, but to get a lamp made for an aquarium that will have insure supports/carriers and adequate insulation of cables and switches.

First you should put inside is the appropriate surface for the aquarium and then store the equipment – water filter, air pump, heater, air sprayer and herbs, as well as clay bowls that serve as hiding places. There are several types of filters depending on the size of the aquarium. The best variant is the external multilayer filters with depth and height of the aquarium. For beginners, even the inner filter with 3-4 layers of different purifiers will be perfect. It is important to replace the activated charcoal in designated intervals.AquaMaxx_Homepage_Products

Once you have everything lined up, slowly fill the water that is aged for 3-5 days and lost the scent of substances used for its treatment and a possible debris fell to the bottom as sludge. It is recommended that, before you put fish into the tank, a filter must clean the water for at least 24 hours, while the heater heats the water to the proper optional temperature. There will be likely that the first 2 weeks of water suddenly darkens. Do not worry about that, nor make anything changed because every aquarium (ie. mini ecosystem) must survive this stage of maturation. After you have prepared the aquarium, you can buy fish.


For beginners are recommended goldfish, Guppy, pray,  then zebrafish, membranes… Make sure you get some species that you are familiar with, so you won’t get into the situation that you make bad conditions for some fish, which demands different living conditions than other fish in the tank. This usually happens if someone buys an exotic looking fish just for looks, but has no knowledge for raising such fish.

And, of course, do not rush with feeding the fish as soon as you bring them home. It is better to wait for 3-4 days to not cause damage than giving them a lot of flood that can kill fish.

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How to Take Care of Pet Fish?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016

How to Take Care of Pet Fish?

Fish come in various sizes and shapes, if you are first time owner, then all this may look a little scary to you, but with this guide, you will overcome all problems.

Decide between Tropical and Coldwater fish

There are generally two types, Tropical and Coldwater fish, goldfish and minnows are Coldwater fish, while there are many types of tropical fish and they are little hard for maintenance. If you are still inexperienced, our advice would be to start with a fish that is not too expensive. The main reason they are cheap, because they have a high percentage of survival in natural habitat and in captivity and because they breed regularly. Don’t begin with saltwater fish, because you will need to understand their nature and their complexity before you get one, plus their maintenance can be demanding.

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Choose a type of fish and how many do you want to have

Before you put two species together, you will need to conduct proper research in order to see whether they are compatible. Some fish are, others aren’t, for example, territorial fish love their freedom, but there are fish who enjoy company. You will be required to provide specialized care for every type of fish, this includes more common maintenance, proper food and others. After all, when you own a fish, you have big responsibility.


Choose the proper size tank

For goldfish you will need to buy a tank that has 20 gallons, but if you have more, for each additional one, 10 gallons more. There is a rule regarding this measure that state for one inch of the fish you will need to buy one-gallon size tank, but forget about this rule. The bigger your tank is, the freer your fish will fill and it doesn’t matter if its small one.

cleaning-tankOrder proper equipment

Your tank needs to be properly equipped so you will need heaters, filters, water conditioner, test kits and others. You need to provide the best possible environment to you fish and secure her longer and comfortable life.

Cycle your tank

Before you add any fish, you need to cycle your tank, by adding ammonia and nitrate, in this way you will clean up the filters and provide bacteria free environment for your fish. This process takes about four weeks. Many fish die due to an ammonia poisoning because the owners don’t know about this and they immediately fill in the tank with the fish.

Put your fish into the tank

It is best to do this by adding fish one by one and then build a population. If you add too many fish at the beginning, tank’s filtration system might be overload.

$_35Change water weekly

By changing 20 to 30 percent of water every week, you will provide a healthier environment to your fish. Don’t forget to add water conditioner when you put a new one.

Water should be tested regularly

Your results should show 0 ammonia, o nitrite and nitrate should be under 40.

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