Fishes are a great pet to have. They do not require as much attention as a cat or dog, yet are just as fascinating and fun to care for. They are also available in a huge variety of different colors and species and will not only fill your heart with love but will also serve an aesthetic purpose in any room they are kept in.
Although fishes require less work, they do require meticulous work, as any negligence will cause them to die. Let us look at the necessities of a fish and its aquarium tanks.
- Water conditioner: These conditioners inoculate, i.e. constantly circulate the tank with air and bacteria required. These bacteria break down the ammonia excreted by the fish, which may become toxic if allowed to accumulate in the tank. The bacteria do not harm the fish, but instead, maintain the quality of water and keep the fish alive and healthy.
- Water filter: Similar to the filters in our home, filters are also required in fish tanks to keep the water free from dirt and debris. The water undergoes three cleaning processes. First, it passes through the filter and undergoes mechanical filtration that traps all the debris and dirt. While in the filter, it also goes through carbon filters, this is chemical filtration and finally, it passes through bacterial flocs to break down the ammonia. This is biological filtration.
- Heater: Fishes usually need a set temperature to thrive, especially tropical fishes. Hence, heaters are a good thing to invest in. They will keep the fish healthy while also preventing the growth of any unwanted bacteria.
- Air pump: This is necessary to initiate the circulation of gas, removal of carbon dioxide, and introduction of oxygen into the water which is needed for all the living organisms to survive.
- Also, one of the most important things is aquarium test strips. They will help regulate and keep you up to date with the environment of the tanks.