5 Aquarium Mistakes You're Making

Tropical fish tanks can be a beautiful addition to any home, but are you caring for yours properly? Proper maintenance and care are essential to keeping your tropical fish healthy and disease-free. Make sure that you aren’t making any of these common aquarium mistakes.

5 Aquarium Mistakes You’re Making:

  1. You’re Overfeeding Your Fish - You should only feed your fish as much as they will eat in a minute. If you overfeed your fish, the flakes will float to the bottom of the tank where they will decompose and alter your water parameters.

  2. You’re Not Performing Frequent Water Changes - Frequent water changes are an essential part of tropical aquarium maintenance. This helps keep water in check and keeps toxic chemicals like ammonia at a minimum.

  3. You Aren’t Doing Your Research - It’s important to do a little bit of research before you add a new fish to your tank. You want to make sure that your new pet is compatible with any other fish you may have in your aquarium, as well as with the temperature, pH and other water parameters you have set up at home.

  4. You’re Overstocking Your Tank - Many new aquarists start off with a small tank. However, it’s important to make sure that your tank is big enough for all of the fish that you keep in your tank. A small, overstocked tank will be harder to maintain.

  5. You Don’t Have An Efficient Filter - All fish need a filtration system - even your Betta fish! It’s important that your water is filtered and adjusted to meet your fish’s needs.

If you have any questions about how to care for your tropical fish tank, or you are looking to stock up on new pet supplies, come visit our Mineola store! We carry everything that you need to keep your fish happy and healthy.

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