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Want to Keep Pet Fish? Here Are Some Tips!

Updated on December 31, 2020
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Rajan is a botany and chemistry major. He has worked as a poultry breeder for 23 years, breeding layer and broiler parents.

An Aquarium In The House

An aquarium provides an attractive look to the interiors of a home. Watching the colourful fish frolic about in the water relaxes the mind and relieves stress.

Let us know a few useful tips to keep fish as pets and some basic facts.

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Expensive Or Cheap?

Buying an aquarium or a fish tank is a major cost in keeping fish. The cost of fish feed or even the maintenance of fish is comparatively much less.

If you do not wish to spend much on a fish tank you can go in for a medium-sized tank and also buy fish breeds that are cheaper.

How To Have A Clean Fish Tank

Water Considerations

Keeping the aquarium clean is a must but don't go overboard and replace the entire water when cleaning the fish tank. Replacing the water completely can be spell death for the fish.

Your aquarium has a filter so once a month you can take out half the water and replace it with fresh water.

If you are keeping fish in a pot you can replace 10-20% of the old water with fresh water every day.

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Small Tank - More Work

In a small fish tank or fish pot, fitting a filter, a heater is not possible, and therefore one needs to be more vigilant and observant of the fish.

In normal-sized aquarium maintenance of fish is easier. Therefore, when buying an aquarium or fish tank keep this in mind.

Points To Keep In Mind

  • Different sizes of tube lights and coloured bulbs are available to brighten and light up the different sizes of aquarium available.
  • Keep a thermocole sheet below the fish tank to support the glass base of the tank.
  • Some fish have a fierce temper, yes they do. Hence, do not keep these fish along with other different fish. Always consult an expert about which fish breeds are compatible and stick to it.

Are You Ready To Keep Fish?

I hope this short article has aroused your interest in keeping fish and has offered you information that is useful for starters.

If you are keen on keeping fish as pets take your time to research the net for more information before you do so. This will ensure you have a pleasant experience with these silent pets. Good luck!

Below are some excellent articles that you might like to read.

© 2016 Rajan Singh Jolly


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