How to Prevent Tropical Fish Diseases

All living things are prone to illness when they’re stressed -- even your fish! That’s why it’s so important that we keep water parameters in check so that fish live in a clean, healthy environment and don’t become sick. Here are a few steps to follow that will help keep your tropical fish happy and healthy.

How to Prevent Tropical Fish Diseases:

  1. Always cycle your tank before adding new fish. We love adding new fish to our tropical aquariums. However, it’s important to make sure that your tank is cycled first! You don’t want any spikes to stress your fish.

  2. Monitor your water quality regularly. Make a schedule for yourself -- and follow it! You always want to test your fish tank’s pH, ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels. Keep your levels within range for the type of fish that you keep in your tank.

  3. Perform regular water changes. Another important step in keeping your fish healthy is performing regular water changes. After testing your tank, change 25% of the water. This helps keep your ammonia, nitrite and nitrate levels in check.

  4. Don’t overstock your tank. While we love new fish, we also want to avoid overstocking your tank. If you want to add more fish, but your tank isn’t big enough, consider upgrading to a bigger size.

If your fish do get sick, visit our Mineola store to pick up the right tropical fish treatment for your fish’s disease. You can also visit our website or give us a call at 516-746-3630 to learn more.

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