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How to look after fish properly

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
How to look after fish properly

Fish are wonderful pets if you live in a flat or a house with limited space because they do not take up a lot of space, they are clean, they do not go running around the house with danger of breaking anything, etc.. They are also a good choice as pets for children, because they can teach them responsibility by having something to look after. One of the most common types is the goldfish, typical orange and white fish, or a guppy. But whatever the type of fish you choose to have in your home, you should be aware of the care they need, especially in terms of food, water and light. So do not miss this article on how to look after fish properly.

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Steps to follow:


You need to know the nutritional requirements of the species of fish you have as a pet.

How to look after fish properly - Step 1

In most cases, it is recommended to feed our fish with other food sources, e.g. at certain times such as reproduction


Fresh water is one of the most important factors for looking after fish properly.


These animals breathe dissolved oxygen from water, therefore, it is crucial that they have all the oxygen they need. To do this, you can install an air pump to ensure that water is properly oxygenated.


Using tap water is not recommended because it contains chlorine, which is very harmful for fish. You can ask your pet shop for products that remove chlorine.


You also need to ensure that the water that you put in the aquarium is the same temperature as the water you removed.


Similarly, fish need a well lit environment, but direct sunlight is not the best way to provide it, because among other reasons- it can cause algae blooms.


It is best to use electric lighting so that your fish have the light they need and also the aquarium will have a more caring and nice look.

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  • Keep your fish properly cleaned and cared for.
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