Small bowls

BOWLS  CAN BE KEPT WITHOUT FILTRATION,BUT YOU SHOULD CHOOSE A BOWL THAT HAS A WIDE

OPENING SO THAT MORE WATER IS EXPOSED TO THE AIR,ALSO IF YOU CAN,A SMALL AIRSTONE CONNECTED TO AN AIR PUMP WILL GREATLY BENEFIT YOUR FISH BY PROVIDING ADDITIONAL OXYGEN.

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE  NUMBER OF FISH IS KEPT LOW  USUALLY ONE OR TWO FISH IS THE

MAXIMUM .

SETTING UP YOUR BOWL IS VERY SIMILAR TO A TANK.WASH THE GRAVEL OUT AND ADD THE CHLORINE NEUTRALISER

FEEDING SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT VERY CAREFULLY.

IF THEIR IS UNEATEN FOOD AFTER ONE MINUTE REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF FOOD NEXT TIME

OVERFEEDING CAUSES WASTE BUILD UP PRODUCING AMMONIA IN YOUR BOWL AND THIS IS A VERY COMMON FISH KILLER  (IF YOUR FISH ARE SITTING ON THE BOTTOM OR GASPING FOR AIR AT THE

SURFACE OR THE WATER LOOKS CLOUDY ,IT IS LIKELY THAT YOU HAVE AMMONIA IN YOUR BOWL AND A WATER CHANGE IS NECESSARY)

THERE ARE SOME PRODUCTS ON THE MARKET THAT WILL HELP TO MINIMISE THIS PROBLEM

 

WATER CHANGES

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU USE TAP WATER AND ADD THE CHLORINE NEUTRALISER

CHANGE THE WATER WEEKLY BY REMOVING THE FISH AND PLACE IT IN 50% OF THE ORIGINAL WATER. STIR THE GRAVEL SO THAT YOU DISTURB THE DIRT IN THE BOTTOM

DO NOT WASH THE GRAVEL IN TAP WATER,

RETURN THE FISH AND THE ORIGINAL WATER AND THEN TOP UP WITH FRESH TREATED WATER

 

BOWLS DO NOT REGULATE THE TEMPERATURE VERY WELL,SO THEY MUST BE PLACED IN A SPOT FREE FROM DRAUGHTS OR AWAY FROM GLASS WINDOWS

 

THE ADDITION OF A SIMPLE FILTER IMPROVES THE WATER QUALITY

 

CHEMICALS

IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER NOT TO SPRAY ANY CHEMICALS NEAR

YOUR BOWLS,SUCH AS FURNITURE POLISH,INSECT SPRAY ,ROOM DEODORANTS ETC.

 

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