Beginner’s Guide to Care A Fish Tank

Beginner’s Guide to Care A Fish Tank

(not to start a new one)

 CaresImportant Notes
DailyObserve the fish’s activities and see if they are active and craving for food. If not, do an emergency checkFeed a little bit of food that can be consumed in 3 mins (literally just a little bit 3 – 5 pieces or 1/5 of spoon) 
WeeklyFill the tank with drink water (not hot not cold) up to the original levelWater change guideline:Water is the key to fishes; test the temp with your figure and make sure you don’t feel hot or cold before add water; this is to ensure that the water temp is similar to tank water, so the fishes won’t be shocked by changing temp
Every other weekChange 1/3 of the tank waterUse the water to water plants (it’s rich in nutrient) Look at the back filter and see if it needs to be cleanedAdd water slowly and prevent currentYou can use the tank lid to help soften the water flowUse drinking water to clean the filter material
[emergency check]Fishes become less active or sickObserve the fin and tail and body of the fish and see if there’s any holds, rot, or any imperfection, if so use: this. If you find no sign of those or some white dots on fish body, use thisFish getting sick usually means they feel stress in water, so we need to do a series of water changes: change half of the water every other day for at least a week according to the water change guideline.You can dose this magic beneficial bacterial every time you change waterThere’re generally two kinds of fish diseases, bacterial or parasitic. Use the right treatment
Adding fishesOnly buy fish from a clean tank, if you observe some fish seems sick in the tank, don’t buy from that.If you have this, dose less than 1 ml in the bag before acclimating the fishTo acclimate the fish:Pour excessive water out of the bag, but make sure fish have room to moveFloat the bag in the waterWhile floating, add small amount of water every 10 mins After adding more than half of the bag water and at least 1 hour, use net to add the fish to the tank. Don’t add the bag water to the tank (prevent diseases)

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