Now that weather is becoming warmer, as a fish parent as you, it is the right time to give your fish tank a thoroughly cleaning so that create a new and healthy home for your fish again. And spring is a quite good season to let your fish happy and shine again. If you are not having a dirty fish aquarium for your fish after the cold weather, it is a great time for you to care your fish in spring.
Water, food and aquarium environment are the keys to make your fish beautiful, healthy and happy. So, on my opinion, cleaning, feeding and decorating are the solution for your fish tank. First, let’s talk about cleaning. A thoroughly cleaning should happen at least once a month, where you replace at least ten percent of the water, clean off decorative accents, and vacuum or siphon the rocks. Since the primary cause of nitrate and algae in fish tank is due to natural debris accumulating in the tank, cleaning the rocks and decorations is the key to keep your fish healthy. However, before cleaning, remove the fish from the tank into another receptacle containing water and not to shock them.
Second thing is the feeding part. As the temperatures rise, fish appetites will increase. In spring and early summer any biological filter system will still be recovering from the winter, and it is best to increase feeding gradually so that the filter can deal with the increasing amount of fish waste.
Decorating is important part as well. A wonderful fish aquarium can make good Feng Shui in your house; moreover, you fish will really enjoy their home. Try to add a new toy like wood stump aquarium decoration to your fish and let them enjoy hiding, seeking and playing.
If you have any good fish care experience, please feel free to share with us.