Archive for October, 2010
You need to design a proper aquarium for fish. You should aim to provide them with the environment as close to nature as possible as the fish are more comfortable in their natural environment. In this article you will find tips about how to keep your aquarium as natural as possible.
Tip 1: You should study about the natural habitats of the fish in your aquarium. Then you can use those points to care for the needs of the fish. The pet shop owner can help you in this matter too.
Tip 2: You can get natural or artificial decorations for your aquarium for fish. A great variety of statues, pots, rocks are available for this purpose. Keep in mind that objects made of limestone can increase the alkalinity of the water which can harm the fish. So, test for any limestone beforehand.
Tip 3: Maintenance is key point that you should never overlook. Choose the objects that you can easily care for. Artificial decorations require comparatively less care. You should always prevent algae formation on your decorations.
Tip 4: Themed aquariums are easier to look after because you are always following one theme and get all the things according to that. Some examples for themes are sand castle, sunken pirate ship etc.
Tip 5: you can make a draft of things that you would like to pit in your aquarium for fish. You can make a plan for these. Before filling the aquarium with water, you can put all the objects in the empty aquarium to see if everything fits in place.
Following these tips will lead you to a well thought out aquarium for fish. You can either put the decorations and other things first or then introduce the fish or the other way round too. Whatever you choose, you will surely have a brilliant looking aquarium.
Fish are very diverse from one another and look pretty to the eye. Black Moor Goldfish is black-velvet colored and is very beautiful. They are sometimes called as dragon-eye Goldfish because of their very prominent eyes. If you have this fish in your aquarium, then your aquarium is surely very eye-catching.
This type of fish do not need as much care as the as the ordinary goldfish. You can easily look after them. What they need is more space for their movement in the tank because of their high activity. Also, you have to take care about the amount of food you give them. It should neither be too much nor too little. This will make sure that the fish are healthy. If you want to have a combination of colors, then you can add other types of goldfish too.
Goldfish are so active that can actually disturb the gravel or any other substrate you have at the bottom of your tank. The black moors are better for indoor fish aquariums than the outdoor aquariums. The conditions of an indoor aquarium can be easily monitored while that of an outdoor one can change and do not always match with their natural habitat. The black moor goldfish can survive at colder temperatures too. So keep the temperature around 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
Their pretty bulging eyes make them a bit slow in terms of looking for food. If there are some other faster fish in the aquarium too then you need to see that the black moors get enough food too. Black moor goldfish can grow up to a length of about 25 cm. this will beautify your aquarium even more and easier to handle.
Follow these simple tips and you and your family will be able to enjoy your home aquarium for longer, and also save money.
Of all the decoration items that you have in your home, freshwater fish aquariums are the most unique. They provide you with good activities for your leisure time. It is easy to maintain a fish aquarium but there are several threats that you need to prevent. Here are a few of the threats which can ruin your aquarium:
This occurs when the level of ammonia in your aquarium rises to dangerously high levels. This can be because of many reasons. The probable causes are:
- You set up a new fish tank
- Failure of the mechanical filter
- Death of useful bacteria because of medication for the fish
- Changes in the water chemistry
There are several visible differences which tell you that there is a high ammonia level in your freshwater fish aquarium e.g.
- The gills of the fish turn purple or red and red streaks become visible on their bodies,
- fish frequently come up to the surface to take in air,
- fish become less active
- they do not eat
- some of the fish might be seen lying at the bottom
The solution for this is to decrease the pH to 7 or an even lower value. Half or one fourth of the water in the tank should be replaced by fresh water. You should reduce the amount of food you give to your fish. try using chemicals which are not harmful for the fish and bring down the level of ammonia.
It is also termed as ‘brown blood disease’. This disease is because of ammonia poisoning. It decreases the capacity of blood to transport oxygen. You should know that it is nitrate poisoning when,
- The fish have tan or brown gills,
- You see rapid gill movement,
- The fish are lifeless,
- The fish go towards the top of the tank to breathe
The remedies for this are to replace all of the water in the tank. After refilling add chlorine salt. Increase aeration in the tank.
Growth of algae is favored when there is an excess supply of nutrients. Once you observe algae growth change all the water in your freshwater fish aquarium to get rid of it. A good advice is to clean the tank regularly to avoid any threats.