Increased mortality in the aquarium?
The desire to have a home a piece of the mysterious underwater world is quite understandable. But the content of the aquarium is troublesome and responsible. You need to be ready for it. Just pour water, put there for someone to feed and sometimes will not work. Must be carefully prepared, and then proceed to interpreting the design.
If not cared hobbyists, numerous problems arise. One of the most costly and unpleasant – the death of aquatic fauna. Why fish die in the aquarium, we try to understand.
Frequent causes for the loss of angelfish and platies
The most common mistakes aquarists:
the “wrong” water;
the “wrong” temperature;
insufficient amount of light and air;
errors in the process of settlement of new fish;
the overpopulation of the aquarium;
the introduction of aggressive species;
poisoning by nitric elements;
The rules of cold-blooded Pets
The content of fish – it is a science. Here is important knowledge, experience, patience, attention to his “Pets”. Above are the main factors that lead to the death of the inhabitants of the water depth. Consider how you can avoid these mistakes and what to do to remedy the situation. What should be the care of the aquarium and the fish?
If rabbinical massively die after a water change, if they are randomly wandering in a limited space, then the water is “wrong”.
Why the water becomes “wrong”?
The reason is the use of tap water. It contains a lot of chemical compounds that kill cold-blooded creatures. In addition, the stiffness level and the balance of such water is not suitable for the organization of the underwater world.
What kind of water is considered “correct”?
For each species of fish requires different water parameters. Recommendations can be found in the pet store.
How to make water “right”?
In the first place. tap water is required before use, let stand in an open container.
Secondly. water changes should be done regularly, but in small portions (not more than 30%).
Thirdly. to prepare the water using special chemicals (this is an extreme case, in which experienced aquarists tend not to apply).
2. The temperature of the water.
If fish become sluggish, trying to hide about decorations in my glass “house” and when the apartment is cold or warmed up slightly, the source of discomfort is clearly hiding in the temperature.
Why the temperature is “wrong”?
The reason – a sharp warming or cooling in the apartment (heating turned off, and it’s very hot, etc.).
What temperature is considered “correct”?
For each inhabitant of the aquatic environment has its own parameters best environment. So before you buy future Pets will need to consult with the seller in the pet store.
How to make the temperature “correct”?
First, to control to establish in the aquarium thermometer. Secondly, purchase a heater for the water (especially true for keeping tropical fish). Thirdly, in hot weather to carry a glass house, away from Windows, cover it, often to change the water.
3. The health of the fish.
If cold-blooded was becoming progressively worse or there are external signs of the disease, and die water one, home “mini-pond”, you most likely have a disease.
How to treat fish?
a) use drugs against a certain disease, and universal health products;
b) to replace 10% of water;
b) to ensure that the aquatic environment a powerful aeration, to increase the temperature;
d) isolate sick and sluggish from other individuals.
4. Light and oxygen in the aquarium
If the fish become sedentary, some individuals jump out of the water, not enough light or oxygen. Such a premise is the death of the silent inhabitants of the water world is quite rare but it cannot be discounted. To avoid problems in the aquarium need to set the backlight and a good compressor (which cannot be turned off even at night).
5. The settlement of new inhabitants
If the fish were killed immediately after the settlement in an existing compact water world, the premise was incorrect adaptation. If previously living in a home “artificial pond” began to die after the appearance of a new neighbor, the reason is “brought” the disease.
Every new resident needs to be adapted. For this it is first placed in a separate container. There every ten minutes, in small portions, pour the water from the aquarium to which you want to populate the silent roommate. When the aquarium water takes 75% of the total volume of the vessel, the representative of cold-blooded can be transplanted.
6. Feeding waterfowl.
A frequent explanation for death lies in improper feeding. How to feed?
a) small portions;
b) variety of food (dry food, vegetable, live).
Secrets of a small vessel
As mentioned above, the causes of death of the silent Pets can be aggressive animals, the overpopulation of the tank, poisoning nitrogen compounds. Most often such problems faced by owners of small vessels. Because to disturb the balance equilibrium in a small volume very simply. So, a few tips on settling in a small aquarium:
1) you Cannot run predators.
2) may Not be placed in crowded conditions, many of the inhabitants. One small fish (5-6 cm) is required 4-5 liters of volume.
3) do Not settle in one small glass of “house” are completely different in behavior and appearance are cold-blooded (too little active and moving, for example). Fish for a small aquarium should have a similar “temperament”.
4) Check to produce evenly.
Sometimes it seems that you are doing, and aquatic residents continue to decrease in number. But look for the instigators of the problem. In the analysis often reveals obvious reason, the elimination of which helps to turn the situation for the better.