Buying And Caring For Your Fish And Fish Tank
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Buying And Caring For Your Fish And
Changes in your fish can be warning
signs. Some of the changes to look for in your fish are: color changes,
eating habits or behavior changes.
Trying to figure out the reasons for the
sickness is a real challenge. Here are some things you can do:
Check the conditions of the fish tank. If
the conditions are not up to par, correct them.
Check with your pet store owner. He/she
may be able to help diagnosis the problem with the aquarium.
On our fish
bookstore page you will find a link to books and publications to
help you with diagnosing these problems. The best prevention is to watch
your fish regularly. By doing this you get to know your fish and their
Fish react abnormally during the
reproductive cycles. They may hide more than normal, even tremble and
shiver. Check your book for courtship behavior.
If your fish tank has accumulated a high
level of harmful substances due to mistakes or even polluted city water,
poisoning can occur.
Some of the symptoms that arise from this
are breathing problems, your fish darting around in the tank, loss of
color in the fish, and nervousness.
If you suspect poisoning, immediately
change the fish tank water. Rinse all objects in your tank well. Your books
should include the actions to take for these problems of fish
We will mention that Carbon Dioxide
poisoning is one of the more common types of poisoning that can happen
if your fish tank contains plants.
This can happen by over-fertilization of
plants. Poisoning through tap water can happen due to the amount of
chlorine in the water. If the bacterial count is high, the water company
will up the chlorine amount.
Always aerate the water before changing
by leaving it sit in a container for two days before using it.
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