Excessive cleaning can get rid of the healthy bacteria required to break down the toxins and waste such as ammonia into harmless nitrates. Doing the water change incrementally helps prevent problems.
While changing the water weekly it is essential to keep in mind that only one third of the whole water should be removed. Otherwise the water chemistry might drastically get altered and cause harm to the fish.
It's also a wise idea to vacuum the gravel approximately once per week to get rid of food as well as other debris from the bed of the fish tank. It is required to regularly test the ammonia, nitrate and pH levels of the water. It is also a good idea to keep a canopy or a hood over the tank at all times.
Tropical fish care also involves avoiding fish to get stressed. Stress and health go head in hand, especially with your fish because if their stress level increases, their ability to heal declines. The main causes of stress in fish are unsuitable water, lack of physical space, wrong mixing of species, oxygen deficiency, poor nutrition, and sudden changes.
Making sure the tank is not over crowded can help to keep the fish tank clean. You should know that no type of soap or detergent should be used when cleaning your fish tank. The amount of water removed should be replaced with de-chlorinated water of the same temperature as the water in the tank.
In order to keep the gravel in the tank clean, you should make sure you vacuum it about once a week. It is necessitated to analyze the ammonia, nitrate and pH levels of water repeatedly. It is also a good idea to keep a canopy or a hood over the tank at all times.
One point to remember in caring for tropical fish is to avoid any activity that can over-stress them. Excessive stressing of temperamental tropical fish reduces their capacity for recovery. The main causes of stress in fish are unsuitable water, lack of physical space, wrong mixing of species, oxygen deficiency, poor nutrition, and sudden changes.
It is also important to place the aquarium in a suitable place to prevent any kind of temperature fluctuations. It is also an important part of fish care regime to maintain the water quality.