If you are about to set up the first aquarium or there is something you really need to know as you already have an aquarium. Give this article a read. This article gives you the 6 tips that you need to know prior to keeping fishes.
It is important to know some points before keeping fishes in an aquarium. Among all, the most important thing to be noted is that where to place the aquarium. The aquarium should be placed away from direct sunlight (to avoid algae) and moderate temperature.
Do not buy aquarium and fishes at the same time! there is a need to properly investigate and know the details about the fishes you wish to buy. Among the details, you gather there should be information about the sizes of fishes, what temperature they can survive? can they live with other fishes in an aquarium? and what is their diet?
2. Their Adjustment to Temperature
Now, this step is the most important for fishes. Unzip the bag and put it in the side of the aquarium for 20 mins. The fishes, in this step, are still inside the bag. The reason to carry out this step is to make the fishes adapt to the temperature.
3. Adjust them to Water
Keeping the fishes still in the bag put some 1/3rd water to the bag. This step is also carried out in order to make the fishes adapt to the chemistry of water at home.
4. Introduce the fishes to the aquarium
Finally, put the fishes in the tank and make sure not to put the water in the bag in the tank. Use a net to transfer the fishes to the tank.
5. Help them Relax
As you have now introduced the fishes in a new ecosystem, it is recommended to turn off the light of aquarium in order to let the fishes focus on the environment rather than nearby other fishes in a tank (if any). Wait for 24 hours to feed them
Fishes of saltwater require different attention and discus fish require different. Discus fishes are vulnerable to even a minor change in the pH value of water.