Tropical Fish and it's Aquarium Maintenance
Tropical fish includes fish around the world living in tropical
environments including salt water and fresh water species. They
are popular fish in aquariums because of their bright colors.
Tropical also refers to tropical climate wherein the climate is
warm or moist all throughout the year integrated by abundant
Aquarium is an enclosed clear-sided container made of high
strength plastic or constructed glass for keeping or raising
animals and plants for research and observation. The ecosystem
of the species is copied on smaller scale controlling
Tropical fish being put in the aquarium should be properly
taken care of by regular monitoring of the fish and aquarium
conditions by checking the waters for bacteria, parasite or
fungi occurrences. There are ways on how to determine if the
tropical fish are sick.
-Fish scales inspection. Examine for any discoloration, growths
or wounds. Scales that is missing is a fighting indication.
-Observation of the fish respiratory rates. Slower or faster
rate than normal is a sign of problem.
-Fish eyes clarity checking. Blood or cloudiness should not be
-Observation of the fish abnormal behavior such as unusual
swimming pattern or sluggishness.
-Veterinarian consultation for any fish abnormalities being
Aquarium serves as the new habitat of your tropical fish so it
should be maintained regularly. The procedures are easy
protecting the fish and plants lives.
-Regular checking of the tank to ensure that dying or dead fish
is not present.
-Observation of all the fish individually for behavioral
patterns familiarization so that it is easier to determine a
sick fish in the future.
-Feed your fish with one-day intervals using diet variations.
-Replace the evaporated water on the tank with dechlorinated
-Once a week, removed 5 to 10 percent of the tank water
replacing it fresh dechlorinated water. Unwanted chemicals in
the tank are diluted helping the tanks internal environment
similar to tap water.
-Algae scraping from the walls of the tank done once a week.
-Filter pads checking every two weeks cleaning or replacing
them if necessary.
-Water testing done every two weeks. Water change is done after
-Ammonia, nitrate, pH levels or nitrite checking done every two
-Drain off the debris from the gravel done once a month.
Always keep track the chemical contents of your aquarium and
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