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arowana

Arowana Fish

Arowana fish, also known as dragon fish, are large, eye-catching fish which have relatively long life spans of up to 20 years. These fish are primitive, thought to have originated about 140 million years ago during the Jurassic period. They are sometimes … [More Details...]

guppies

Guppies

Guppies are perhaps the easiest fish to care for and are often considered among the hardiest fish in any freshwater aquarium. They always remain active with the male species courting the female all the time. They usually breed in great numbers, often … [More Details...]

piranha

Piranha Fish

Piranha fish have been popularized by TV. They have been shown as merciless attackers. Contrary to popular belief, piranhas do not survive exclusively on live preys. In fact, in their natural habitats of Amazon, Guiana and Paraguayan basins in South America … [More Details...]

koi fish

Koi Fish

Koi fish are ornamental domesticated varieties of the Common Carp fish which are a large group of fish found in Central Europe and Asia. Koi for sale are extremely common because of their ease of breeding and handling, and due to their beauty. These fish are … [More Details...]

discus fish

Discus Fish

Discus fish are one of the most popular fresh water aquarium fish. But, if you are thinking of buying discus fish, you need to keep certain factors in mind. Knowing what are the different types discus fish for sale and what special care each individual type … [More Details...]

5 Tips for Happier, Healthier Fish


Although your fish will not smile or frown so that you can easily see how he feels, your aquatic friend still knows what he wants. Fish care starts with a few easy steps that will get your relationship with Skipper off to a good start.


1. Bringing Him Home


Like any animal, fish take a little while to get used to a new environment. This move from a pet store tank to bag, then to a domestic tank, could actually kill Skipper before twenty-four hours have passed. Prevent this from happening by taking some simple steps.


For one thing, fill a tank and let it sit for several days before putting a fish inside it. This will allow the water to reach ambient temperature.


Next, add the fish to this a little bit at a time. Keep him in his bag for a day or so and sit this in the water. Do not add bagged water to the liquid in your tank in case Skipper has brought nasty bacteria with him.


2. Cleaning


Tank water should be clean, but not too clean. Like the bacteria in your mouth, some bugs are good for the fish and others are bad. A regular change of water will remove decomposing food and defecation, but remember to return this pet to its tank only after the water has returned to a suitable temperature.


You must have a filter in your tank to reduce the number of harmful particles floating around.


3. Environment


Read up on your favorite fish species before you buy him. Some need more heat than others, or will require more territory to live happily with other members of its own species. Many kinds of fish will not mix, or if they do, one type will be happy and the other will be dinner.


Avoid overcrowding your swimming friends. Without enough space, they do not get enough oxygen – something you should supply using a pump. Oxygen also keeps the water clean for longer.


4. Feeding


Only feed your fish food which the pet store has designated for its specific species. Each type has been formulated to suit one type of animal or another. Do not over feed your friends or the water will become dirty very quickly. While some pet store clerks will tell you to feed fish twice a day, every day, others advocate less frequent feeding. Certain people will say that missing a day or two does Skipper no harm.


5. Stress


A fish might look bug-eyed and scared all of the time, but this is no way to judge his well-being. The best way to ensure a fish is doing okay is to give him a good quality of life. Place plants and decorative items at the bottom of the tank to provide shelter for hiding. Add light, but not too much light. Do not make any sudden changes which will quickly kill Skipper, such as adding him to cold, recently cleaned water.


By following these fish care tips, your pet will live long and look beautiful for several years.