Fish, like any other creature, can become poorly. Whilst there are treatments available to help make them better, it is generally a better plan to prevent any illnesses from developing in the first place! The best way you can do this is to maintain a healthy environment for your fish. Most marine diseases are caused by poor water quality, so by keeping your aquarium healthy, you’ll be giving your fish a fab home to live in as well as keeping them healthy too! Here are our top three tips for keeping your fish healthy and disease free.
- Set up the aquarium earlier than you need it – once the tank in in it’s final position, fill with clean water and use tapsafe to make sure the water is healthy for your fish.
- Turn on all the equipment (filter, heater, air pump etc) – it’s vital to leave your new aquarium running for several days to allow the water to settle down before you add your fish. A few days allows time for the water to clear and you can make sure you are happy with the decorations you’ve chosen.
- Introduce your fish! Check with a professional which fish will best suit your tank. Use a filter boost product to increase the good bacteria in the tank before you add fish or carry out maintenance. Only add a few fish at one time into your tank, you can always add more later. You need to make sure your fish are compatible together to prevent them from fighting.