Caring for fish in an aquarium requires high maintenance. You should make sure that the oxygen and lighting are just right for the kind of fish that you have. If you are planning to care for more than one fish or more than one variety, you have to know if they will all get along in the aquarium and not eat each other. You have to buy the right supplies and decorations for your tank that will make it feel more like home for your pets.Image courtesy of
You should read the following tips to know more about adding fish to a new aquarium.
It is better to buy fish from a farm than those that are captured directly from their natural habitat. This is because wild fishes tend to be more temperamental and aggressive. It is important that the fishes are peaceful and friendly especially if you are going to put more than one of them in the aquarium.
Depending on the type of fish that you have, you should ensure that the water in the aquarium has the right pH balance and temperature. Goldfish can thrive in almost all kinds of water. But if you are planning to care for tropical fish, the water in your tank should be a little bit warm since tropical fishes live in warm areas. The chlorine level for all types of fishes should be zero.
Put the fish inside a plastic bag filled with water. Seal the plastic bag and let it flow on the surface of the water in the aquarium for about ten minutes. This will ensure that the fish will feel comfortable with the aquarium temperature before finally releasing it.
Add a small amount of the aquarium water to the sealed bag. Mixing the water in the aquarium and the water in the bag will let the fish get used to the kind of water in the aquarium. Let the bag float ten more minutes. Repeat this step a few more times.
After the acclimatization, you can now transfer the fish to the aquarium. Do it gently by using a net. Do not pour the bagged water into the aquarium. Instead, pour the water into the sink.
Once the fish is there, the aquarium lights should be turned off at first. Allowing the fish to swim in the dark will reduce shock from the transfer.
Adding fish to a new aquarium should be done by following these steps to ensure that the fish will not be harmed and traumatized because of the shock of being transferred to a new and artificial environment.