Water Changes

WATER QUALITY IS PARAMOUNT TO FISH HEALTH AND UNLESS CONDITIONS ARE RIGHT ,FISH HEALTH ,DISEASES AND FISH LOSS WILL BE  EXPERIENCED. THERE ARE MANY HEALTH

PROBLEMS THAT ARE BEYOND YOUR CONTROL, LIKE ANY ANIMALS THEY ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO A RANGE OF  PROBLEMS SUCH AS TUMORS,HEART AND ORGAN DISEASE, AS WELL AS METABOLIC DISEASES SUCH AS DIABETES. HOWEVER THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF COMMON HEALTH PROBLEMS INVOLVE  AN EXTERNAL PARASITES, FUNGUS, GILL AND

BACTERIAL INFECTIONS, AN IMPORTANT POINT IS THAT ANY BODY OF WATER WILL BE

TEAMING WITH MILLIONS OF BACTERIA, AND NEARLY ALL FISH CARRY SMALL POPULATIONS OF  PARASITES AND THEY ARE  WAITING FOR A OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT THEMSELVES. IN GENERAL THERE NEEDS TO BE A PREDISPOSING FACTOR SUCH AS POOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS, POOR NUTRITION, OVERCROWDING OR POOR WATER QUALITY. IN ADDITION TO CAUSING STRESS, WHICH WILL DEPRESS THE FISH IMMUNE SYSTEM .EVEN WHEN ADDING NEW FISH THAT APPEAR HEALTHY MAY CAUSE STRESS TO THE TANK AND YOU MAY THEN HAVE AN OUTBREAK OF A DISEASE, THIS DISEASE COULD ALREADY BE  PRESENT IN YOUR TANK BUT THERE WAS NO OPPORTUNITY FOR IT TO HAVE AN OUT BREAK

 

WATER CHANGING IS NECESSARY AND VERY IMPORTANT FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS.

THE FIRST IS THAT THE POLLUTION THAT OCCURS IN THE WATER CAN BECOME QUITE TOXIC IF IT IS NOT DILUTED BY FRESH WATER,WITH THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT AND A LITTLE

PREPARATION WATER CHANGES CAN BE AN EASY JOB

 

SECONDLY THE GRAVEL AND FILTERS NEED TO BE CLEANED ON A REGULAR BASIS  TO

PREVENT THEM FROM BECOMING CLOGGED(A GRAVEL CLEANER CAN BE USED TO SUCK OUT THE DIRT FROM THE GRAVEL.

WE RECOMMEND A 25% – 30% WATER CHANGE EVERY WEEK(SMALLER,MORE REGULAR CHANGES AS RECOMMENDED, DECREASE THE STRESS THAT IS PLACED ON THE FISH

 

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE WATER YOU ARE  REPLACING IS OF SIMILAR TEMPERATURE TO THE TANK WATER AND HAS BEEN TREATED WITH DE-CHLORINATING DROPS.

 

DO NOT TOTALLY CLEAN YOUR WHOLE AQUARIUM WATER,GRAVEL AND FILTERS ON THE SAME DAY AS YOU THEN HAVE REMOVED  THE GOOD BACTERIA AND YOUR TANK CYCLE WILL HAVE TO START ALL OVER AGAIN,WE SUGGEST YOU RINSE THE FILTER OUT IN THE WATER YOU HAVE REMOVED FROM YOUR AQUARIUM

 

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