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Kako okrasiti svojo ribico: Prednosti in prednosti


Alex je morski biolog, akvarist, ljubitelj živali, izkušen veterinarski asistent in diplomirani biolog.

Kje začeti?

Imate svoj popoln rezervoar, skupaj z vsemi zvoni in piščalkami filtracije. Pripravljen imate komplet za testiranje kakovosti vode. V svoji zbirki imate seznam rib, ki bi jih želeli. Torej, kako boste okrasili svoj akvarij? Verjeli ali ne, tu veliko ljudi naleti na težave. Včasih se nad ljubkimi okraski v trgovini z živalmi tako navdušijo, da na dnu rezervoarja prenatrpajo. To ni dobro. Ne samo, da bo to otežilo vzdrževanje rezervoarjev (pomislite le, da bi poskušali vse to izprati z gramozom), ampak tudi videti je lepljivo. Glede na to, kako izbrati okraske za svoj rezervoar? To je čas za ustvarjalnost, saj je nebo resnično meja.

Delo od spodaj navzgor

Kateri substrat za akvarij naj uporabite?

Prva stvar, ki jo želite upoštevati, je, kakšno podlago uporabiti. Obstaja veliko različnih možnosti. Bi radi peščeno dno? Kaj pa majhen gramoz ali velik? Uporabite lahko celo majhne kamne. Ali želite uporabiti steklene kamenčke? Ali želite, da je rezervoar pisan ali bolj naraven?

Najpomembnejša stvar, ki jo morate upoštevati pri izbiri podlage, so vaše ribe. Včasih vrsta ribe, ki jo želite, narekuje, katere vrste substrata morate uporabiti. Če želite ribe, kot so jegulje ali noži, morate imeti peščeno dno. Jegulje bodo večino časa preživele na dnu, in če imate skalnat substrat, si bodo telesa suro podrgnile, kar je zanje slabo. Če razmišljate o sladkovodnem žarku, potem morate imeti veliko dno s peskom. Pokopali se bodo v pesku, kar bi jim bilo skoraj nemogoče varno narediti v rezervoarju z gramozom kot podlago. Pesek bo tudi vašemu tanku dal občutek slane vode, ki si ga mnogi želijo.

Vendar ima pesek nekaj slabosti. Če načrtujete pranje gramoza, o čemer bi morali biti pozorni, jih pesek lahko naredi bolj moteče. Ker je pesek manjši in lažji od gramoza, se potuje višje po cevi. Prav tako ponavadi konča v vsem, kar uporabljate za zbiranje odpadne vode. To pomeni, da boste morali pesek zamenjati pogosteje, kot pa gramoz.

Gramoz in kamni so priljubljena izbira za sladkovodne rezervoarje. Ustvarijo naravni videz rezervoarja in jih je enostavno očistiti. So boljša alternativa barvnim steklenim kamenčkom, ki pa kljub vsemu lepi niso vedno najboljša izbira za velik akvarij. Stekleni kamenčki niso nujno škodljivi za vaše ribe, preprosto ne zagotavljajo toliko površine, da bi se dobre bakterije lahko naselile. Za vzdrževanje ravni dušika v rezervoarju potrebujete dobre bakterije. Stekleni kamenčki se bodo sčasoma, kot je naravno, razgradili, prodiral pa bo tudi gramoz. Vendar bodo stekleni kamenčki imeli ostrejše robove, gramoz pa bo postal bolj droben. Stekleni kamenčki so sicer lepi, vendar so samo za razstavo. Ne bi bilo škodljivo, če bi jih nekaj razpršili po dnu rezervoarja, saj bodo dodali nekaj barve. Prepričajte se, da jih spremenite, ko začnejo kazati znake obrabe.

Prepričati se morate, da je vse, kar vstavite v rezervoar, pravilno izplaknjeno - vključno s podlago. Včasih ga morate nekajkrat sperite, da odstranite ves prah in ostanke.

Rastline: žive ali lažne?

Izbira pravih rastlin za vaš akvarij: resnične ali lažne?

Rastline so zelo priljubljena dekoracija v mnogih akvarijih. Nekateri so jim všeč, ker v rezervoar dodajo barvo. Nekateri jih dodajo, ker rastline najdemo v številnih sladkovodnih okoljih in lahko dajo rezervoarju bolj naraven občutek. Če greste v trgovino za hišne ljubljenčke, boste pri akvarijskih rastlinah videli široko paleto možnosti.

Velika večina domačih akvarijev namesto živih uporablja plastične rastline. Zakaj? Plastične rastline so pogosto bolj pisane kot prave rastline, prihajajo v barvah, ki jih v naravi ni. Prav tako jih je lažje vzdrževati, saj ne morejo umreti. In kot prave rastline ponujajo ribam prostor za skrivanje.

Resnične rastline pa lahko ponudijo sisteme, česar ponarejene rastline ne morejo: lahko pomagajo izboljšati kakovost vode v vašem rezervoarju. Kako je to? Rastline morajo uporabljati dušik, v akvariju pa lahko uporabljajo odpadke rib. To ohranja nizko raven v rezervoarju, kar je odličen bonus. Rastline za dihanje uporabljajo tudi CO2 (ogljikov dioksid) in kot odpadni produkt oddajajo O2 (kisik). To je super za domače rezervoarje, saj je kopičenje ogljikovega dioksida lahko strupeno in stabilna raven kisika ne le pomaga vašim ribam pri dihanju, temveč lahko pomagajo vzdrževati stabilno raven pH.

Seveda imajo ponarejene rastline svoje prednosti: ne spustijo listja ali odmrejo. Odmrli listi in rastline se razgradijo, kar lahko povzroči povečanje ravni dušika v rezervoarju. Ta konica lahko ribe obremeni in, če je dovolj visoka, lahko povzroči smrt.

Dodajanje okraskov

Poudarki in pomanjkljivosti dekoriranja ribogojnice

Nebo je resnično meja, ko gre za dodajanje okraskov v akvarije. Lahko dobite celo miniaturno kopijo Bikini Bottom ali Stonehenge, če se s tem ukvarjate. Police trgovin za hišne ljubljenčke so obložene s ponarejenimi skalami, koralami in potopljenimi ladjami ter številnimi drugimi nenavadnostmi. Ti predmeti so bili posebej zasnovani za ribolov. To pomeni, da se uporabljeni materiali ne bodo poslabšali, če jih dlje časa potopite v vodo.

Pri izbiri okraskov za rezervoar morate upoštevati nekaj stvari. Natančno morate vedeti, kako veliko je dno rezervoarja. Upoštevati morate tudi vse, kar bi morda že imeli. Ali dodajate rastline? Koliko? Zadnja stvar, ki jo morate upoštevati, je natančno takšen, kot želite, da izgleda vaš rezervoar. Veliko ljudi pogosto pretirava, ko gre za izbiro okraskov za svoj rezervoar. To je lahko zelo enostavno narediti, in priznajmo si, res je zabavno izbirati stvari za svoj rezervoar. Samo ne pozabite, s koliko prostora morate delati. Ali res imate prostora za to potopljeno ladjo, lažne korale in velikanski zaklad? Včasih je bolj preprosto. En velik kos in nekaj manjših kosov so vse, kar potrebujete, še posebej, če dodajate rastline.

Morda vas bo zamikalo, da bi dodali prave korale in drveče. To je lahko nevarno. V rezervoar ne želite dodajati bolezni ali parazitov. Tudi motenje koralnih grebenov je marsikje nezakonito, da ne omenjamo izjemno ogorčenih skupin akvaristov in potapljačev. Ker te prakse ne podpiram, o njej ne bom več razpravljal. Ampak, rekel bom to: Živa korala izgubi barvo, ko umre, in ali ne bi raje imeli v svojem rezervoarju lažne korale, ki imajo realistično barvo namesto bele mase?

Včasih ljudi mika, da bi dodali stvari, ki niso bile zasnovane tako, da bi šle v akvarijih. Presenečeni bi bili nad tem, kaj nekateri ljudje želijo uporabiti kot okras. V akvarij ne smete vstavljati ostrih robov, betona, bakra in umetnih snovi, ki so naslikane. Zakaj? Ti predmeti bodo povzročali težave. Baker je strupen za ribe, beton pa bo v vaš rezervoar izpiral kemikalije. Ostri robovi lahko škodujejo vašim ribam in se jim je vedno treba izogibati. Barva se lahko lušči ali zastrupi vaše ribe. Če kdaj kaj vstavite v rezervoar in opazite, da se lušči ali barva izginja, jo takoj odstranite.

Če ste v dvomih, ga ne dodajajte v rezervoar. Bolje je biti varen kot žal. Konec koncev, ali res želite ogroziti svoje ribe samo zaradi tega, da imate v svojem tanku bižuterijo? Vedno ne pozabite, da ne glede na to, kaj dodate, ga temeljito sperite, preden vstopi.

Stvari, ki ne spadajo v ribje jame

  • Keramika (če je ne morete jesti, je ne dajte v rezervoar; lahko izpira kemikalije in težke kovine)
  • Les (razen če je bil kupljen v trgovini z živalmi in je bil predhodno obdelan)
  • Kamnine (nekatere kamnine vsebujejo minerale, ki jih v rezervoarju ne želite)
  • Školjke in korale (v sladkovodne sisteme bodo dodali kalcij, ki ga sistem ne potrebuje)
  • Nekaj ​​stekla (steklo je varno, razen če ima ostre robove ali je pobarvano)
  • Umetne mase (splošno pravilo je, če diši po plastiki, ne gre v akvarij)

Kako očistiti okraske v akvariju

Ne glede na to, kaj uporabljate za okraske, razen za žive rastline, ga boste morali nekoč očistiti. Potrebovali boste nekaj osnovnih orodij za čiščenje rezervoarja in okraskov. Čistilne ščetke s ščetinami, mehke blazinice za čiščenje blazinic in gramozni komplet za pranje so nekateri izmed elementov, ki bi jih priporočal. Poskrbite, da boste dobili predmete, ki gredo skupaj z vašim rezervoarjem, in ne pozabite, da so akrilne praske veliko lažje kot steklo, zato nikoli ne uporabljajte grobe krtače ali blazinice na akrilnem rezervoarju.

1. Odrgnite alge in nakopičeni kos

Prva stvar, ki jo želite storiti, je, da s svojih okraskov in sten rezervoarja očistite alge ali pištole. Trda ščetina je dobra za drgnjenje okraskov, mehke blazinice, zlasti z dolgimi ročaji, pa za stene.

2. Zamenjajte vodo

Ko očistite alge, je čas za spremembo vode.

3. Očistite podlago

Čiščenje podlage je enostavno, hkrati pa odstranite vodo. Dve ptici z enim kamnom, kaj je boljše od tega? Gramozna cev za pranje je običajno akrilna cev s prožno cevjo, ki gre v vedro. Akrilna cev in cev s pomočjo sesanja pretresite gramoz in potegnite umazano vodo, detritus in kake skozi cev in v vedro.

Kako pogosto morate čistiti gramoz, je odvisno od več dejavnikov. Koliko rib imate? Ali pogosto preveč hranite ribe? Imate žive rastline, ki izgubljajo liste? Tudi če ima vaš rezervoar odlično kakovost vode, razmislite o majhnem pranju gramoza vsak teden, da odstranite odvečno hrano, kakce in detritus.

Čiščenje okraskov v vašem rezervoarju poskrbi, da so svetli in da je rezervoar bolj zdrav. Zelo zadovoljivo je tudi videti vso puško, ki jo odstranite iz grušča rezervoarja.

Kako umivati ​​gramoz

Metode za pranjem gramoza

Bi morali dodati ozadje rezervoarja?

Številni ljubitelji ljubiteljev se odločijo, da bodo imeli svoje ozadje. Obstaja veliko različnih možnosti za ozadja. Na voljo so v različnih barvah in vzorcih. V resnici ni napačnih odločitev, zato lahko počnete, kar vam je po srcu. Če želite navadno modro ozadje, se odločite za to. Če želite v svojem ozadju potopljeno ladjo, si jo oglejte. Če želite sliko gradu v Disneylandu, se izločite.

Če ne želite ozadja, vam ga ni treba imeti. Nekaterim preprosto ni všeč, da je videz stene za hrbtom viden s sprednje strani rezervoarja. Res je stvar osebne izbire. Osebno me ne moti, da vidim steno za rezervoarjem, toda kadar uporabljam ozadja, poskrbim, da trak dobro skrijem. Ne prenesem, da bi lahko videl kaseto; Čutim, da je moj čudovit rezervoar videti lepljiv.

Na opombi: Nikoli nisem videl gradu Disneylanda kot možnosti za ozadje v trgovini z živalmi. Če pa imate sliko (in če je nimate, je internet čudovit kraj), lahko preprosto natisnete sliko v ustrezni velikosti in jo laminirate. Zakaj laminiran? Premisli. V nekem trenutku, ne glede na to, kako previdni boste, boste dobili vodo v ozadju.

Vprašanja in odgovori

Vprašanje: Moja žena vsak teden rada preuredi postavitev našega akvarija. Zdi se, da je eden izmed naših afriških ciklidov nekoliko bolj agresiven. Je v redu, če to počne še naprej, ali naj stvari pustimo pri miru?

Odgovor: Spreminjanje postavitve vašega akvarija je dober način za obogatitev. To sem počel ves čas, ko sem delal v akvariju. Za nekatere vrste rib je pomemben prostor za skrivanje. Za nekatere ribe želijo, da bi jih branili. Če ima negativen učinek, bi videl, ali ribe varujejo določeno območje ali okras. Če se zdi, da je temu tako, bi to območje pustil pri miru in preuredil druge okraske.

Vprašanje: Ali je Legos varen kot dekor za akvarij?

Odgovor: Ne vem, zakaj ne. Legos v resnici nima težav z bivanjem v vodi. Poskusil bi. Če opazite, da se na njih pojavijo mehke pike ali se začnejo razbarvati, jih odstranim.

Vprašanje: Pravkar sem dobil rezervoar za ribe in vse spravil vanj. Zdaj, ko je moja riba v rezervoarju, lahko vanjo vstavim več kamenja?

Odgovor: Ko dodajate kamenje v ustaljeni rezervoar, morate biti previdni. Poskrbite, da ste kamenje že očistili - običajno je izpiranje z vročo vodo v redu. Počakal bi, da boste morali zamenjati vodo, da boste dodali kamenje, in to zelo počasi. Če govorite o gramozu, bi ga dodal za skodelico in skodelico gramoza odnesel neposredno na dno rezervoarja, da bi ga odložil. Če za okras dodajate večje skale, bi jih počasi polagal ročno. Če dodate nove kamnine in gramoz ob zamenjavi vode, olajšate premikanje stvari tako, kot želite. Ne pozabite, da lahko ribe z lahkoto stresajo in zato jim želite olajšati ta postopek.

Vprašanje: Pred kratkim sem kupil 10-galonski rezervoar za ribe in 9 molijev. Imam tudi veliko zbirko školjk in kamenja, ki sem jih nabral na različnih plažah. Oprala sem jih z antibakterijskimi mili in očistila s čopiči. Je v redu, če jih damo v rezervoar?

Odgovor: Antibakterijska mila lahko pustijo ostanke, dobro bi jih namočil v nekaj belilne vode, dobro spral in nato pustil, da se posušijo. Če opazite, da se lupine začnejo razgrajevati, preverite kemijo vode, lahko vidite, da alkalnost in pH plazita navzgor.

Vprašanje: Ali lahko glineno dekoracijo dam v akvarij, če jo pravilno sperem in posušim?

Odgovor: Ne bi. Glina vsebuje veliko mineralov. Ko je glina strjena ali posušena, lahko v vodo izpira minerale, ki se lahko zmešajo s pH vode.

Vprašanje: Kaj naj storim, če moje ribe odlagajo jajca in moram očistiti rezervoar?

Odgovor: Kakšne ribe imate? Kje so odložili jajčeca? Območju se boste morda lahko povsem izognili. Jajčka lahko premaknete tudi v vrtec, če vas res skrbi, da bi jih izgubili. Ne pozabite, da bodo številne vrste rib jedle mladice, če bodo imele priložnost. Imate načrte za mladice, ko se izležejo?

Vprašanje: Imam nekaj kravjih vretenc, ki sem jih zbral pred nekaj leti. Očistili so jih z belilom, vendar sem jih pred kratkim spral in pustil na soncu več dni. Prebrala sem o drugih ljudeh, ki so v rezervoarje dali kosti. Kosti ne dišijo po belilu ali po čem podobnem, in kot sem že dejal, pred nekaj leti, ko sem jih nabral. Ali lahko v rezervoar s sladko vodo dam kosti, ki sem jih očistil z belilom? Ali lahko še kaj storim za čiščenje teh kravjih kosti?

Odgovor: Klor v belilu bo sčasoma odvzel plin zaradi ugovorov. Ko se predmet posuši in klora ne morete več vohati, mora biti na varnem.

Vprašanje: Ali lahko uporabimo okrasno železo v akvariju?

Odgovor: Kovine se lahko izpirajo v vodi. Nekatere ribe so zelo občutljive na kovine. Na primer: baker v penih je škodljiv za elasmobranch (morske pse in žarke) in nevretenčarje. Bilo je veliko, ko so ljudje v akvarij vrgli peni v rezervoarje na dotik. Železo bo zarjavelo v vodi. V rezervoarju ne bi uporabljal železa.

Vprašanje: Imam rezervoar za sto litrov, ki ga imam že približno 4 leta. Ali je vstaviti poliestrsko tkanino v akvarij?

Odgovor: Črevesje reče ne. Samo predstavljam si, da bi bilo zelo težko ostati na enem mestu, hitro bi kopičili alge in mislim, da vlakna ne bi zdržala tako dolgo pod vodo.

Vprašanje: Ali morate storiti kaj posebnega, preden prvič v rezervoar daste novo ribo?

Odgovor: Prepričajte se, da je vaš rezervoar kolesaril (imam še en članek o kakovosti vode, ki vam lahko pomaga) in da je bil obdelan z ustreznimi kemikalijami, pravilno prilagodite ribe (rad uporabljam kapljično prilagajanje) in pazite na ribe po ste jih dodali. Najverjetneje bodo sprva pod stresom, vendar bi se morali dobro prilagoditi svojemu novemu domu.

Vprašanje: Ali moram očistiti novo okrasje, kupljeno v trgovini?

Odgovor: Vse očistim, preden gre v moj rezervoar. Lep košček vroče vode vam bo pomagal, da se znebite vsega prahu in umazanije, preden gredo v rezervoar.

Vprašanje: Pravkar sem dobil veliko potopljeno ladjo za svoj akvarij. Izprala sem ga in dala v rezervoar, še nisem pa ga napolnila, ko sem opazila močan smradni vonj. Je to slabo za ribe?

Odgovor: Včasih ima nova plastika vonj. Je potopljena ladja prišla iz oddelka za ribe v trgovini z živalmi? Če je tako, je najverjetneje v redu in ga lahko vstavite v rezervoar. Pred kratkim sem dobil nov dnevnik za svoj rezervoar za puščavnike, ki je imel močan vonj, ko sem odprl vrečko. Izdelek je bil naveden kot varen za uporabo v akvariju. Najverjetneje bi mu dal izpiranje ali dve in pustil, da se nekaj dni suši, da se vonj razprši.

Vprašanje: Imam dve akvariji s ponarejenim kamenjem in hlodi. V iskanju manjkajoče kozice sem vzel eno hlodovino in našel kozico v veliki luknji v njenem dnu, ven pa je prišel tudi kup sive puške. Zdaj me skrbijo ponarejene kamnine in hlodi v drugem rezervoarju. Glavna skrb je, da se bodo ribe tam skrile in umrle, spremenile se bodo v tovarno polžev ali pa bodo zbirale odpadke. misli?

Odgovor: Ta siva puška, ki ste jo našli, je najverjetneje mešanica rasti detritusa in alg. To se zgodi v akvarijih, zlasti v kotičkih, ki jih pogosto ne čistimo. Vsake toliko časa, ko očistite rezervoar, poskrbite, da očistite tudi okraske.

Vprašanje: Ali obstaja domači test za ugotavljanje, ali so okrasne kamnine v akvarijih v redu?

Odgovor: Ne poznam nobenega takega testa. Rekel bi, da bi morala biti večina kamnin razmeroma varna, če niso pobarvane.

Vprašanje: Pravkar sem dobil gumarnico za svoj akvarij. Očistila sem jo in moja riba betta se rada druži v njeni bližini, a je guma škodljiva za ribe?

Odgovor: Skrbi me, da bi vsaka gladka površina rastline trgala plavuti vaših rib. Menim, da bi morala biti plastika dekoracije v redu, če bi jo dobro sprali, preden ste jo dali v rezervoar.

Vprašanje: Ali je v redu, da okrasom dodajamo kovino, da jih odtehtamo, da ne plavajo?

Odgovor: Odvisno od vrste kovine, ki jo želite dodati. Večina kovin bo sčasoma rjavela ali propadala v vodi. V vodo bi lahko izpustili tudi kemikalije, ki bi lahko bile škodljive, ali pa bi ribe lahko pojedle kosmiče rje. Namesto tega bi uporabil kamenje.

Vprašanje: Rezervoar sem opral z vročo vodo in nič drugega. Ali lahko zdaj vstavim okraske ali naj najprej dobim nekaj posebnih stvari za čiščenje rezervoarja?

Odgovor: Če vas skrbi pretekla kontaminacija, lahko rezervoar očistite z malo belilne vode. Poskrbite, da ga boste res dobro izpirali, dokler belila ne boste več čutili, nato pa ga pustite, da se posuši na zraku. Če gre za rezervoar, ki ste ga pravkar dobili iz trgovine, bi moralo zadostno izpiranje z vročo vodo in pustiti, da se posuši. Če gre za rezervoar, ki ste ga dobili iz vprašljivega vira, ali če je rabljen, bi ga očistil z belilno vodo. Nikoli ne boli biti previden.

Vprašanje: Imam rezervoar za sto litrov, ki ga imam že približno 4 leta. Ali je vstaviti poliestrsko tkanino v akvarijski rezervoar?

Odgovor: Tkanina bo gojišče alg, vlakna pa se bodo začela razgrajevati v vodi v daljšem časovnem obdobju. Držala bi se stran od tega.

Vprašanje: Ali je predmet iz silikona in nerjavečega jekla varno vložiti v rezervoar za betto? Ugotovil sem, da je moja betta obremenjena s črpalko (to je že na najnižji stopnji), zato sem nameraval poskusiti razpršiti vodo s tem predmetom - pritrjenim na steno s sesalnimi kavlji in zadrgami - dokler ne dobi več navajen na to. Ali so ti materiali varni za mojo betto?

Odgovor: Priseski so popolnoma varni za ribje cisterne; na zadrge morate biti pozorni. V redu so, če so v rezervoarju, vendar jih boste morali poskrbeti za čim krajšo rezanje in brez ostrih robov. Vse, kar ima oster rob, lahko reže telo ribe ali raztrga plavuti. Dlje ko je kos zadrge po rezanju, večja je nevarnost nenamernih poškodb rib. Ko namestite zadrgo na želeno mesto, jo odrežem čim bližje. S pomočjo pilice za nohte se prepričate, da ni nič ostrega, preden jo vstavite v rezervoar.

Vprašanje: Imam ponarejen koralni kos, ki bi ga rad dal v svoj akvarij. Bo bolelo, če bom dal koralni okras sladkovodni ribi? Spraševal sem se, ker se zdi, da se moja zlata ribica tega boji.

Odgovor: Ne, ni pomembno. Zlate ribice ne vedo, da jih ne bi našli v njihovem naravnem okolju. Vendar to ne pomeni, da jim bo všeč. Kako veš, da jih je strah? Ali se ji ne bodo približali? V tem primeru bi ga vzel iz rezervoarja in preveril, ali se njihovo vedenje spremeni. Mogoče jim ni všeč ali morda zavzame preveč prostora v rezervoarju in želijo več prostora.

Vprašanje: Če imate v svojem rezervoarju dve ribi in želite dodati še dve, koliko dni čakate, da kupite druge ribe in jih vstavite noter?

Odgovor: Če so ribe že nekaj časa v rezervoarju in imam stabilno kakovost vode, bi hkrati dodal dve novi ribi. Če so rezervoar in / ali ribe v rezervoarju novi, bi počakal nekaj tednov, da bi se vodni krog in čas rib prilagodili.

Vprašanje: Kje naj kupim ribo?

Odgovor: To je odvisno od tega, kaj je na voljo na vašem območju. Če je mogoče, pojdite v lokalno hišno trgovino in poglejte, od kod izvirajo ribe. So gojene v ujetništvu ali zbrane iz narave? Če na vašem območju ni ničesar, preverite, ali ima večja trgovina z živalmi lepo ribo. So zdravi? Kako daleč so morale potovati ribe, da so prišle do trgovine? Okleval bi pri nakupu rib prek spleta, saj jih ne vidim, preden jih kupim.

Vprašanje: Ali je orbeeze varen za postavitev sveže vode?

Odgovor: Tako lepe kot so, jih ne bi uporabljal. Če želite barvit substrat, bi šel k barvnemu pesku, kamenčkom ali celo tistim steklenim pol marmorjem, ki jih najdete v obrtnih trgovinah.

Vprašanje: Ali lahko s pomočjo Flex Seal Clear zapečatim predmet, ki ga želim vstaviti v svoj akvarij?

Odgovor: Okleval bi, če bi uporabil Flex Seal Clear v svojem akvariju. Raje bi uporabil silikon. Če obiščete spletno mesto proizvajalca, piše, da Flex Seal Clear ni mogoče uporabiti na izdelkih, ki pridejo v stik s pitno vodo. Če je ne morem uporabljati okoli pitne vode, je ne bo v mojem akvariju.

Vprašanje: Ali lahko dam kos lesa v 2-galonski rezervoar za beta ribo brez kakršnega koli filtra? Zdi se, da je moja voda po menjavi vode motna.

Odgovor: Les bo rasel alge kot nor. Sčasoma se bo tudi razgradil. Les bo zbiral tudi staro hrano in kake. Ko sem v akvariju delal s sistemi z lesom, je bil les vedno najtežje očistiti, treba ga je zamenjati pogosteje kot druge okraske, voda pa je bila po čiščenju vedno umazana. Iz teh razlogov se izogibam uporabi lesa.

Vprašanje: Je bleščeče ozadje v redu ali bo moteče za ribe?

Odgovor: Ribe najverjetneje ne bodo preveč zanimale. Stavim, da bo videti res super!

Vprašanje: Kakšno dno potrebuje beta riba?

Odgovor: Niso izbirčne ribe na dnu. V redu so s skoraj vsakim substratom.

Vprašanje: Želim okrasiti svoj rezervoar s sodobnimi skodelicami za čaj (brez svinčene barve) in iz otroškega lončka za čaj narediti mehurček. Mislite, da bo to varno? Vse je zastekljeno in varno za hrano, večina je primerna za pomivanje v pomivalnem stroju.

Odgovor: Sliši se kot zanimiv projekt. Mislim, da zanje ne bi predstavljali nobene nevarnosti pri uporabi čajnih skodelic ali čajnika, če se glazura ne začne razgrajevati. Če ste opazili, da se je kaj začelo luščiti ali razgrajevati, bi ga odstranil.

Vprašanje: Ali je bakrena dekoracija v redu v akvariju s sladkovodnimi ribami za boj?

Odgovor: Poskušam se izogibati vsem bakrom v svojih akvarijih. Ko sem delal v akvariju, je bilo vedno grozno, ko smo morali loviti penije iz rezervoarjev na dotik, ker bi se baker v penih motil s kakovostjo vode.

Vprašanje: Ali je opremljen les, namenjen okrasitvi hiš, sprejemljiv za akvarije?

Odgovor: Za zunaj ja. Les se bo sčasoma v vodi razgrajeval dlje časa.

Vprašanje: kaj se zgodi, če moja riba betta ne jedo?

Odgovor: Sčasoma bodo ribe umrle. Zdaj, zakaj ribe ne jedo, je lahko kup različnih vzrokov. Ste že preizkusili kakovost vode? Slaba kakovost vode lahko ribe obremeni in povzroči, da ne jedo. Lahko bi bil tudi bolan. Ali opazite kaj drugačnega pri njegovem fizičnem videzu? Bele sluzaste lise, rdeče rane ali majhne bele pike? Kakšne temperature ima voda? Čim hladnejša je voda, počasneje bo njegov metabolizem. Bette prihajajo iz bolj tropskega podnebja. Seveda imajo raje toplejšo vodo. Mogoče je tudi, da mu hrana, ki mu jo ponujajo, ni všeč. Poskusite mu dajati različna živila (pelete, črvi, kosmiči, majhni polži itd.). Morda je izbirčna riba.

Vprašanje: Vnuk je z vodo in milom opral okras. Vem, da ne smete uporabljati mila. Temeljito ga je spral, a ribe umirajo. Kaj naj storimo?

Odgovor: Ste že preizkusili kakovost vode? Možno je, da imate težave z NH3 ali NH4. Možno je tudi, da je s ciklom nekaj narobe. Če ste okras dobro sprali in pustili, da se posuši, preden gre v rezervoar, bi morali biti v redu.

Vprašanje: Imam polirani geos, ki je videti neverjetno, steklenico za papir in dve skali na vrhu peska, ki sem ga kupil v ribarnici. Ali obstaja način, da te stvari preizkusimo, da bi ugotovili, ali so strupene? Tudi, kako dolgo mislite, da traja težava? To je v 20-galonskem zagonu Tetra. Rastline so prišle z njim. Preizkusil sem vodo in vse je popolno.

Odgovor: Prepričajte se, da sperete vse, kar vstavite v rezervoar, preden ta vstopi. Če se želite prepričati, da je čist, lahko v vedro dodate malo belila in predmete namakate 10 minut, sperite in pustite, da se posuši, preden ga vstavite rezervoar. Mislim, da bi bila steklenica za papir primerna v posodi. Geode lahko sčasoma povzročijo nekaj kemijskih težav, odvisno od tega, iz česa je sestavljena zunanja kamnina. V akvarijih so okraski večinoma betonski in beton po nekaj letih običajno izpira kemikalije v vodo. Vendar te kemikalije pogosto naredijo rezervoar bolj osnovnega, kar je koristno v sistemih s slano vodo, še posebej, če je potrebno dolivanje s sladko vodo. Ta vrsta samopomnilniškega sistema. Kar se tiče časa, ki bi trajalo, da bi začeli povzročati težave v rezervoarju, je težko reči. Lahko poskusite, vendar bi test kemije opravljal vsaj enkrat na teden mesec ali dva. Če so številke dosledne, bi vsaj vsak mesec naredil popoln test kemije, da se prepričam, da voda ne gre preveč osnovno, kar bi pričakoval, da bi geode naredile dlje časa.

Vprašanje: Ali lahko v akvarij za ribe vstavite kroglice z ribami ali ne?

Odgovor: Mislite na velike steklene pol marmorja? Da, lahko jih uporabimo kot podlago. Preprosto raziščite, da vidite, kakšen substrat je všeč vašim ribam. Moja pavja jegulja se na primer rada zakopa, zato se najbolje znajde v rezervoarju s peskom. Mojo beta pa vseeno, kakšen substrat ima.

Vprašanje: Koliko časa traja, da se akvarij umaže?

Odgovor: To je odvisno od številnih dejavnikov, vključno z velikostjo vašega rezervoarja, številom rib, če imate filter ali ne, velikostjo vašega filtra, vrsto rib, ki jih imate v rezervoarju, vrsto osvetlitve na rezervoarju, če na rezervoarju imate veliko sončne svetlobe. Kaj se vam zdi umazano? Rast alg, plavajoči detritus, alge, ki pokrivajo steklo? Ko je rezervoar pripravljen in ga imate na voljo, boste dobili idejo, kako pogosto boste morali čistiti kozarec in menjati vodo.

Vprašanje: Pred kratkim sem v svoj akvarij dal kamen, velik približno kot kamenček. Čez nekaj časa pa sem ugotovil, da oddaja nekaj drobnih mehurčkov. Je to varno za akvarij?

Odgovor: Njegov zrak je najverjetneje ujet v prostorih med skalami in ko se substrat usede v rezervoar, plin izhaja. Več kot verjetno je varno.

Vprašanje: Bi menili, da je oranžno steklo ali steklo zelene barve poslikano?

Odgovor: Barvno steklo ni barvano, ta barva je del stekla in se ne more odlepiti. Vse, kar je v barvi, bi se lahko dolgo časa izpostavljalo vodi.

Vprašanje: Je Javan Moss nezdrav za ljudi?

Odgovor: Javan Moss je zelo pogosto uporabljena rastlina za dekoracijo akvarija in se običajno uporablja pri rezervoarjih s ciklidi. Dvomim, da za ljudi ni varna, saj se pogosto uporablja, vendar je možno, da bi bil kdo nanjo alergičen. Če ste zaskrbljeni zaradi alergije, lahko ob njej nosite rokavice.

Vprašanje: Imam plastične rastline in veliko skalo, ki leži pred mojim dovodom filtra (približno 1 "-2" stran. Ali lahko ovirajo filtracijo v rezervoarju?)

Odgovor: Pazite na pretok vode okoli vnosa. Ali opazite, da rastline vlečejo blizu vnosa? Se vaši filtri ne umažejo tako kot prej? Če vidite, da se rastline vlečejo preblizu vstopa ali če filtri zajemajo stroj, boste morda želeli rastlino premakniti. Mislim, da kamen ne bi preveč blokiral vnosa.

Vprašanje: Ali lahko za gupije, ki živijo v skledi brez podlage, uporabim naravno rastlino? Katero pravo rastlino lahko uporabim v plavajočih razmerah za skledo z gupijem?

Odgovor: Če je le mogoče, guppyja s filtracijo premaknite v ustrezen rezervoar in z njim lahko imate živo rastlino. Vaše ribe bodo najverjetneje uživale, ko bodo lahko plavale okoli listov in iskale kraje za druženje. Potrebovali boste neko obliko substrata, ki bo rastlino ohranila na mestu in korenine skrila pred svetlobo. Ponavadi se držim stran od plavajočih rastlin, saj se lahko zmedejo s filtracijo.

Vprašanje: Ali lahko luske okrasnih okraskov škodujejo mojim ribam?

Odgovor: Skratka, ja, lahko. Če je mogoče, odstranite predmet, ki se je odlepil. Ribe lahko poskušajo pojesti kosmiče, kar jim lahko škoduje.

Vprašanje: Če imam ponarejene rastline iz sladkovodnega rezervoarja, ali jih lahko dodam v svoj rezervoar za slano vodo, potem ko jih očistim v morski soli in vroči vodi?

Odgovor: Vsekakor!

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Tess 28. avgusta 2020:

Ali lahko v moj akvarij dodate kristale? In še vedno varno! Če ne, obstaja način, kako jih zdraviti, da bodo v redu za moj tanj

Coco 22. avgusta 2020:

Pozdravljeni, imam 4 danfije glofish in enega oktocinlusa, ki jih želim preoblikovati. Ali imate kakšne udeležbe? To je 10-galonski rezervoar.

Shemira 14. avgusta 2020:

ali morate očistiti rezervoar jezerskih rib ali ga ne povzročite

Chava 28. julija 2020:

Nehal sem brati, ko sem prišel do točke, v kateri je omenjeno čiščenje gramoza. Ta oseba je ljubitelj akvarija 1. stopnje. Ne hvala. Les je skalnata glina, vse to je v naravi. S takimi stvarmi v tanku ne bo nič umrlo. Moj akvarij in drugi tamkajšnji dobro opravljeni so dokaz

Devaansh 15. julija 2020:

Imam 5-galonski rezervoar, ali mi prosim predlagajte, kakšne dekoracije so dobre. Hvala!

Carol 12. julija 2020:

Ali lahko v svoj akvarij dodam školjke? Tisti, ki jih imam, so stari 50 let ali več.

Hvala

Alex (avtor) iz Virginia Beacha, VA 17. maja 2020:

Kakšen je vaš vodni obseg? Pa tudi v vodo dodajate kaj kalcija? Imajo eksoskelet in bodo morda potrebovali dodatek kalcija, dodan vodi, ki se poglablja v mineralni sestavi vode iz pipe. Imel sem težavo s polži, ki že zgodaj niso uspeli rasti v moji hranilnici, dodajanje kalcijevega dodatka pa je poskrbelo za mojo težavo.

Helen 5. maja 2020:

Ne morem hraniti kozic v akvariju, ki jih preprosto razkrojijo, bi mi lahko povedali, kaj bi lahko bilo narobe, hvala

ABettaLover 18. aprila 2020:

@Lucy Mogoče si kupil stvari, ki spreminjajo barve.

Lucy 11. aprila 2020:

A while back (6-8 months ago) we removed a few ornaments from the tank and rotated a few others into their place. We now want to put the originals back in but have found that they have turned bright purple. I've tried to find a cause online but all I've been able to see is about purple fluffy or slimy fungus. Its not fluffy or slimy or anything physical. It's just all gone purple. as if they were painted that way in the store. Note they were stored dry and were bought from different fish shops and are different brands and none had any shade of purple on them in any way before. My husband tried to clean off the purple with hot water and a scrubbing brush and now they are turning orange. What is it? And are they safe to put back into the tank again?

Maria on April 02, 2020:

Is it possible to make your own tank decorations without harming the fish?

Mike vapormax on March 15, 2020:

can i put a a broken up cup in mu tank

Alex (author) from Virginia Beach, VA on February 09, 2020:

@Puppz123, Yes you can still put in decor when there are fish in the tank. Just be very careful not to squish any fish. You may want to add your decor when you are doing your next water change so the water level in the tank is lower. The fish may get a bit stressed, but they should handle the change well as they will most likely enjoy checking out their new environment.

Puppyz123 on February 09, 2020:

how do I put decor in a fish tank when there's already fish in it? and can I?

Nikkisnona on October 14, 2019:

We changed our albino cats home. He is over 12" and had a lrg log. I changed it to a curved pc of pvc (for plumbing) and he went ballistic. Pushong it n everything else in his tank. Why?

thomas on August 19, 2019:

Can you put jewels and sea glass in fish tanks with fish?

Loftustina on July 30, 2019:

I bought black gravel for my 3 gallon aquatic frog tank. i am a fried he won’t be able to find his black food. should I return the black gravel for a different color?

Boo on July 09, 2019:

This I very helpful!

! Thank you a lot !

jas 4. maja 2019:

I've just put a handful of pony beads at the bottom of my bowl. My fish was spiking around earlier but now seems calmer. The beads are completely plastic. Am I harming her?

Addison Shuttleworth 19. marca 2019:

I don’t know if it is safe to use sculpey clay in aquariums. It’s a bake harden clay.

Lilian on February 26, 2019:

My mollies have recently given birth to 12 fries(babies).2 of them died yesterday.I have placed them in a seperate tank and i change their water after 2 days.What else do i have to do and how long will it take for them to grow.

Also i feed them fish food but sometimes they finish it sometimes they don't.Is it ok.

spaghettisouls on February 18, 2019:

I have a glass coke bottle i got from a factory back in 2015. I know I have to remove the label and glue, but do I have to open the bottle? The pop-off top is metal, so I wanted to be sure before i accidentally killed my fish.

Animalover9 on February 11, 2019:

Can i put perler bead designs in my tank i want to add some shark designs

janet on January 08, 2019:

I have a huge clam shell had it for years if I clean it would it be ok in a tropical fish tank

Lisa12367 on December 07, 2018:

Hey just wondering are fishbowl bead safe to put in a fish tank or just in slime. Because I keep watching slime videos and they do fishbowl bead slime and I keep thinking are they safe for the fish tank. I only have a little tank and I am getting five new fish because my other ones died and I want some new decorations?

Oli on November 24, 2018:

Hi, I've recently got a 20 L fish tank ( #ImmaMetricAustralian), which is the first fish tank I've had exclusively for me. I've had 13 long years past experience, as my family have always had at least one fishy friend swimming around. I'm going for a coastal theme, and have put in some aquarium sand and started cycling with water that was taken from a tank that has been cycling for a few weeks and is ready for fish, other than the fact that there's nothing in it.

Getting to the point (: , I was wondering whether I should replace the sand with sand coloured pebbles now, or gradually add pebbles as i do water changes and gravel cleans. Could you give me some advice?

Sorry about the narrative

Alex (author) from Virginia Beach, VA on November 11, 2018:

@jeremy yes there are glow in the dark decorations you can use in your fish tank. When you go to the pet store these will most likely be with their glow fish products. Some items you may need a black light to get the glow effect.

@ed it is possible it could be from the metal. Some fish are very susceptible to metals. At the aquarium it was a big deal if pennies were thrown in the touch tanks, even though there isn’t much copper in them anymore. Once upon a time people didn’t know that metals where bad and used copper fittings when plumping public arquariums and didn’t know why thei collections kept dying. Tragic, but now when you go to an aquarium if you look behind the scenes all the plumbing is plastic.

ed south on November 08, 2018:

placed a pirate boat on my tank and in a week 6 fishes died. bought it from a pet store. placed magnet on the sais/posts and it stuck. think the iron is culprit?

Lori Ann Lojewski O'Malley on October 24, 2018:

I bought this beautiful ship for my 110 Gal. freash water tank with in A week the paint is fading and I have now lost 7 fish! I took the ship out and got another large replacement shit, man it is just not the same! I love that 1st one so much! Is their anything I can use to seal that ship and make it safe again for my tank. They are made by Penn Plax for fish tank's.

Jeremy Shawn on August 26, 2018:

Hello, are glow in the dark decorations safe In a reef tank?

Alex (author) from Virginia Beach, VA on July 28, 2018:

Sometimes pumps, even on the lowest setting, can cause too much of a current for fish with long tails. Especially when they are in smaller aquariums. If he is the only fish in the tank and you stay up to date on your water changes you may not even need the pump at all. As for the suction cups and zip ties: the suction cups are fine for in tank use. The zip ties are a little trickier. You want to make sure you have them as short as you can and that the are not too sharp. Anything in the tank with sharp edges can cut your fish or rips his fins.

Amber on July 18, 2018:

Živjo! I recently purchased a betta from the pet store. He is very active and does not seem scared of ne thing. I noticed he had stress stripes tho so ive been testing his water and checking the temperature like clockwork. One day i forgot and left the pump off after feeding him and it was off for a good 4-5 hours. I noticed that his stress marks disappeared tho. So i am assuming that the pump is whats stressing him out. Only problem is, its already at its lowest setting, and i cant just leave it off. Ive been looking up ways to resolve this and found that it helps to put something in front of it, to sort of disperse the water, so it doesnt make such a strong current (even tho it doesnt really make much current even now). The object i bought is made of silicone and stainless steel. I was planning on attaching it to either side of the wall with suction cups and zip ties. Are these safe to be in the tank with my betta?

Alex (author) from Virginia Beach, VA on June 26, 2018:

If you really wanted to spend the money on diamonds yes, you could put them in your tank. Though, it would most likely look unnatural and gaudy.

Carter K. 22. junija 2018:

Can I put diamonds in my fish tank instead of rocks, or Pebbles?

Chinobandzzz 11. junija 2018:

Can i put gambling dice in my tank?

Sheila Thompson on May 29, 2018:

Colorful rocks peel & paint comes off does It hurt tropical fish??? It seems the fish eats the paint that's floating In the water & they stop moving alot just laying around....

[email protected] on May 20, 2018:

Is it ok to change my fish's decorations every once in awhile.. Will it put stress on fishie. I get bored seeing the same decoratios, but fishie is first and I want him to be happy.

Levi 16. maja 2018:

Danielle, if you have a male betta you can't get any other betta fish. They'll fight and kill eachother. Bettas are aggressive fish. You can have a few females in one tank though, but not more than a few, and not in a 10 gallon. It's too small and even females will fight if the tank isn't big enough. I'd say you need at least 20gal for a female sorority.

You also can't have tetras. They will bite and destroy your betta's fins, male or female doesn't matter. You should focus on researching if fish can even be housed together without incident before you pay attention to their color.

Danielle on May 13, 2018:

I got 2 10gal tanks and had inspiration from a betta. I looked forward to the hobby but after he died i don't know i feel like if i get any other fish thell die too (of corse they will) but sooner than expected. Since he passed i have a empty 10 gal and the other tank has a betta man in it. I don't know if i should get any more bettas since they are fragile and im just a dumb newbie but i don't know what other fish i should get. Maby some hardy fish. Lamp eye tetra and other fish? Im not sure. But for the background i like to contrast fish, like if you have a silver color fish than a black background and dark color fish with a white background.

Nadia Swayib on May 13, 2018:

Are crystals ok to put in tanks?

Alex (author) from Virginia Beach, VA on May 03, 2018:

@Teresa That's very strange. Is the plastic smell coming from the water? Do you have a filtration system on the tank? Is there a hard plastic cover on the filtration system? I would try rinsing with hot water. Just allow it to cool before you add it to the tank. All of those items are meant to be in fishtanks so they should not pose a risk of leaching chemicals into the water. Make sure that you test your water quality before adding any fish. My best guess is that the smell is from the acrylic tank itself, if it is hopefully it will fade with time.

Teresa on April 26, 2018:

Recently I purchased a top fin acrylic 2 gallon aquarium and "Glow" decor, plants and gravel from Petsmart. I rinsed everything thoroughly in cold water. After I put everything in and before I added the water I noticed a very strong plastic smell so I am concerned my betta may be effected. Do you think it will be safe for my betta?

LUZ on March 23, 2018:

I have a 50 gallon thank and I have 4 angel fish, 3 mollies, 2 yellow and black panda mollies, 4 tetra and 2 algae eaters. how often I should change the water and how much, I check the water with the strips to check the levels in the water . and how much of the solution I should put just for the new water or for the complete thank I love my fish and all this so confusing some times. I want to add natural plants but I don know witch ones. I need help. thanks

Nancy on March 07, 2018:

I have a 30 g tank can I put a big seashell that I had for years in it.

Lindy on February 26, 2018:

My kids have a 2 or 3 gallon tank with a female beta. They thought it would be cool to use printer paper to line the outer walls with and cut windows and doors that open. Is it bad to block so much of the fish’s view?

hotshotpro on February 10, 2018:

awsomeness!

Unknown on December 26, 2017:

So much facts. Vau. Mindblown. I regret having the idea of having an aquarium. I´m worrying too much but im sure this would help.

Zach on November 15, 2017:

can you add plastic glow in the dark rocks to the tank. The rocks are about as big as my thum.

Bugles nickname 12. novembra 2017:

Is it ok to put a decoration In your fish tank if it isn't in there already because I did that and I took it out just in case it wasn't good for my fish

Cristina on November 04, 2017:

Hi. We are setting up a new 38 gallon tank. I wanted to know if it’s safe to use old aquarium decor from an old tank. Some of the items have never been used, but they have been packed away for several years. Others were used and I would obviously clean them first to ensure they are clean. Any help is greatly appreciated!

taffy 16. oktobra 2017:

this is a good website because i am doing school stuff with fish tanks

Jared on August 02, 2017:

I was just wondering, I have some glow in the dark paracord and I don't know if it is dangerous to put ina fresh water tank, I would like to, but if I can't, I would like to know that to. Can anyone help?

Alex (author) from Virginia Beach, VA on July 23, 2017:

@Suzi I am not a fan of using bowls for fish homes. They are often not large enough for the fish they contain and are very difficult to put filtration on. You will end up needing to do frequent and large water changes to make sure that they water chemistry does not become toxic to the inhabitants.

That being said, I don't really think the color of the glass is going to effect anything besides your own ability to see in to the tank. Clear glass, plastic, or acrylic is most commonly used because it allows people to see directly in to the tank. If you have glass with a pigmentation you might not be able to see inside as well, or the beautiful colors of the fish may not appear in their full natural brilliance. Aside from that, I really can't think of anything wrong with using green glass. If you have your tank set up, I would love to see pictures of it!

Suzi on July 22, 2017:

Is it okay to use a tank/bowl made out of green glass?

Alex (author) from Virginia Beach, VA on July 08, 2017:

@Riley Let me know how your tank turns out! I love decorating fish tanks. I could get into a lot of trouble at the pet store with all the different decor options.

One day, when I have the room for it, I would love a 150 gallon tank with ancient Greek ruins, live plants, and small schooling fish (like tetras).

Riley on July 08, 2017:

I have two goldfish and I was looking on pintrest for some ideas to decorate the tank. Hvala vam.

Alex (author) from Virginia Beach, VA on July 02, 2017:

@Meiki Thank you! I enjoy sharing what I know about animals and their care. I've learned a lot in my time as an aquarist. I'm glad you found the article useful!

Meiki Love on June 23, 2017:

Really great information and I appreciate that this is all not just opinions, you are actually basing this off experience. It's hard to find answers when everyone has the approach of just being a know it all. You answered everyone's questions and that's nice. Just read a very informative article and had to give you 5 betta fins up for being awesome and truthful.

Alex (author) from Virginia Beach, VA on June 07, 2017:

@Kim How long did you wait after you set up your tank before you put the fish in? It is possible that the tank had not fully cycled before you put the fish in. While the tank is cycling the good bacteria are building up in the filtration and in the gravel. This is exactly what you want to happen in your tank, they will allow the nitrogen cycle to work in a timely manner. Try to refrain from major water changes are changing out the gravel too often, this could kill off too much of the good bacteria. If that happens your tank will need time to rebuild it's cycle.

Bacteria blooms will also happen while the tank is cycling, the water may appear to be cloudy during a bacterial bloom. Neon tetras are not the hardiest of fish and would not be a good choice for the first fish to add while a tank is still cycling. If I had to guess I would say the tank had not fully cycled and the tetras could not handle the stress of fluctuations in nitrate, nitrite, and ammonia levels in the water.

Investing in a full water chemistry set is a good idea if you would like to learn more about water chemistry. The test strips are fine, but they are not as accurate as the sets with the test tubes. For more information about water chemistry and the nitrogen cycle check out this article here: https://hubpages.com/animals/Practical-Fish-Keepin...

Best of luck! Fish keeping is a great hobby and can be very rewarding, it just takes a little time, effort, and research.

@Mike Well, for starters legos are not made to go in fish tanks. It is possible that chemicals could leach out into the water and affect the water chemistry. Worst case scenario it could kill the fish. However, I am not so sure how dangerous legos are for fish. When I worked at the aquarium we would use all kinds of plastic 'toys' in the tanks. Dog kong toys were used to hold lettuce for fish to browse on. Lots of different kinds of children's toys and dog toys were used as enrichment for the octopus and other fishes. But, these items did not stay in the tanks for long term. We're talking maybe couple of hours at the most and never for days on end. Those toys were also clean with hot water and dish soap and then bleached and allowed to air dry for the chlorine to off-gas. I would imagine the legos would float in the fish tank, and would therefore not be suitable for use as fishtanks decor. To be safe, I would stick with something that has been made for use in a fish tank. Hope this helps!

Mike Fleary on June 03, 2017:

My friend built and put a sleeping place out of Lego's for his beta fish and I keep telling him to take it out. I need some facts to convince him to take it out.

Kim on March 15, 2017:

I bought a 10gal aquarium about 6 months ago I had bought 4 glow fish and 2 neon tetra and the black light for the glow fish. The glow fish would hide under the filters and then after about 1 week they started dying I tested the water with the test strips and it was fine I went to petsmart with a water sample they said it was fine and replaced the fish about a week later it happened again so I got different fish 2 none tetra 2 red lid tetra and then petsmart sold be a bunch of chemicals for the tank I have done complete water changes bought new gravel and my fish keep dying please help

Daniel D.- A fish expert on February 26, 2017:

Never buy those one fake jelly fish with the sting that you can attach with a suction cup. One time I bought one because I thought it looked cool well......... I had it and one day I looked at my fish tank and one of the fish had gotten caught in the string and died.

Alex (author) from Virginia Beach, VA on February 15, 2017:

@Madison I have not heard of goldfish being aggressive to other species of fish. I would stay away from betas and gouramis, since they can be aggressive and nip the fins of a brightly colored or long finned fish. But, I would imagine that you would be able to keep medium sized tetras, cory cats, or loaches. You make sure that the other fish are getting all the food since goldfish aren't known for being the fastest fish in the tank. One great thing about the telescopes is that they can tolerate a wide variety of water temperatures, so they are very flexible when it comes to the water parameter needs of their tank mates. Make sure that you have an excellent filtration system on your tank! All goldfish are known for being messy.

@Mickey Be careful about adding woods. You will want to make sure that it doesn't have any staining on it since it will leech into the water. Wood itself is fine for a tank, just keep in mind the wood will grow algae on it and will need to be cleaned periodically. Also, overtime the wood will degrade and breakdown. Since wood is a porous matter I would not pre-treat it with bleach before putting it in the tank. I would soak it in hot water, not boiling, but hotter than tap, for a little while to kill anything that may be living on it.

Mickey on February 13, 2017:

I have an ornament that I would like to use in my tank. It is made of wood. Can it be treated to make it safe for my fish?

Madison B. on December 20, 2016:

Hi, I was wondering if there are any fish besides goldfish that I could put in a tank with a black telescope and a calico fantail? I would love a lot of variety with the types of fish and I want the fish to be really the stars of my tank.

Jack on November 27, 2016:

Very nice post! Decorating my tank was probably the most fun part of setting up my aquarium. I like your little bit about choosing substrate and how sand can be difficult to work with. I used to use sand for one of my tanks and eventually replaced it all with gravel since it was a chore to clean out.

Brandon on October 28, 2016:

My fish is molly fish...so how many time should I feed them per day and put how many food? hvala.

Alex (author) from Virginia Beach, VA on October 26, 2016:

@adam sounds like your tank is around 5 gallons. I would personally add a small airstone with a small air pump. You can get one from the store or online that is for 10 gallon and smaller tanks and that would work just fine for your fish. It's better to have the airstone than to not.

@brandon what kind of fish are they? Different species have different rates of metabolism. I would watch your fish the next time you feed them. Are they able to eat everything you put in? Did they lose interest before the food was gone or were they still looking for more when it was gone? Depending on the type of fish it might be a good idea to give them some food in the morning and at night. Hope that helped!

Adam on October 26, 2016:

Hi, I have a 20cm x 10cm rectangular small fish tank and inside I feed two about 2 to 3 inches fishes inside. May I ask that I need to put air pump or not because I heard they said that it didn't have much enough of oxygen in water for the fishes......is there other way to make sure the water have enough oxygen or must put air pump into my small fish tank? Hvala vam.

Brandon on October 26, 2016:

Hello, I have two small fish about two to three inches only. May I ask if I give them food once a day and only a few like six to eight of the fish food grain to them is it enough and ok to my fish ? Hvala.

Alex (author) from Virginia Beach, VA on October 25, 2016:

@Kai, I would give the rocks a good wash before I put them in my tank. I would rinse them in hot water for a few minutes. If you think they could have something harmful to the fish on them you can soak them in bleach water for ten minutes, give them another good rinse, and let them dry completely before putting them in your tank.

@Corey, there are fish that betas will get along with. Neon tetras would be a good match if the tank is big enough for more than just your beta. With betas you don't want any long finned fish (no mollys!), or another kind of labyrinth fish (no gouramis). But an algae eater or bottom fish (think cory cat) and neon tetras would be good tank mates.

@Elton I would add some sort of decorations. You want the fish to be comfortable in their environment. Adding a substrate also increases surface area for good bacteria, this will help your cycle. And having plants, live or fake, will give the fish places to hide and make them feel better in the tank.

Elton on October 25, 2016:

Hi, I only feed two poecilia sphenops (molly) fish in a small plastic tank and this is my first time, so may I ask that should I put some small pebbles and fake grass in it for decoration or for the fish breeding?

Corey on October 24, 2016:

Zdravo,

I have a Male Betta. It seems like he gets lonely at times.. is there ANY type of fish that would be okay to put in with him?

Thanks

Kai on October 18, 2016:

Hi I'm a somewhat beginner, I've done hours of research on new freshwater aquariums and whatnot, but I've only ever had a fish tank when i was little and don't really remember much from then. I have a huge rock collection and would like to put some of those rocks into a new tank. How can I make sure that there is nothing on the rock that will mess with my tank? Is it possible to put them in the tank when cycling it before actually putting any fish in and testing the water? Hvala vam

Alex (author) from Virginia Beach, VA on October 17, 2016:

@HuzaifaMotiwala. I don't think the money plant will live very long completely submerged in water. The plant itself wouldn't be harmful, but as it dies it will mess with the nitrogen cycle. If you can get the money plant to grow hydroponically then you might be able to have the roots in the tank and the tree part on the outside. It would look cool to have little neon tetras swimming around! But, I am not familiar with growing this plant hydroponically, so I don't know if it will work out.

@Annonymous, I honestly don't know if they will be safe to use. I checked out their website and they sound like they are well made. I would say you can give one a good rinse and give it a shot. I would keep an eye out to see if the paint starts to chip off or if the figurine starts to degrade at all. I think it could be worth a shot!

HuzaifaMotiwala on October 07, 2016:

Can I grow money plant in my aquarium?

Is it harmful for fish ?

Alex (author) from Virginia Beach, VA on August 30, 2016:

@gerry when I worked at the aquarium we would bleach everything (10% bleach to water ratio) after it came out of a tank. We would soak it for at least 10 minutes and then it would go into a bucket with a thio/water mix, and then we would dry it. At home you can use a splash of bleach, let it soak for a few minutes and then rinse with fresh water until you don't smell the bleach anymore. I would then let the ornaments dry completely, if there any chlorine left of them they will offgass while they dry.

As long as the ornaments are not made of a porous material you should be fine if you bleach them. In the future I would not use dish soap to wash them as it could cause problems if you do not get all of the soap off. A hoot soak in some hot water or a little bleach water should be all you need. Hope this helps!

Gerry on August 29, 2016:

I broke down my tank and cleaned it to start over. I soaked the tank ornaments in dawn dishwashing liquid. The owner of the fish store I buy fish from said I should never use dish cleaner. It will kill the fish, he said. Do I have to throw all the ornaments away? Is there something I can wash those ornaments with that will neutralize the soap? I have been soaking them in plain water for the past two days.

Anonimno on August 01, 2016:

Is it safe to use Schleich model animals as decorations in a fishtank?

qq on July 22, 2016:

what are those

Alex (author) from Virginia Beach, VA on July 01, 2016:

@Andy, make sure that any foam you use will not leach any chemicals and is nontoxic when dry. That can be a problem with concrete over time as well. Depending on the size of your tank and the size of the item you are making it could be an issue for your system as the concrete will leach chemicals that will make your tank more alkaline in nature. (Which can be helpful if you have a large saltwater system.) I am not too sure about the styrene, but my gut says to leave it out of the tank. It might be better to use the styrofoam to make a mold and the fill the mold with an acrylic like material. Hope this helps!

@Anne, I would advise against using metal in a fish tank. The rust will mess with your water chemistry and if the fish eat any of the rust flakes it might not be too good for them. Once the stand starts to rust it will continue to erode away. A plastic stand that is not painted would be a better option in my opinion. I'd love to see a picture of the finished product! It sound like a really neat idea. Best of luck!

Anne on June 27, 2016:

Long story short, I would like to put a very simple metal plant stand into my 55-gallon tank (5 fish) for decorative reasons. Will the metal or perhaps rust be harmful to my goldfish?

Andy on June 27, 2016:

hi, are there any materials like styrofoam or polystyrene that can be carved into shapes, glued together and covered in concrete!? I know the silicone/glue needs to be safe as well as the concrete but I'm not sure about the styrene or foam!?

Betsy on March 27, 2016:

Very good condition

Alex (author) from Virginia Beach, VA on September 13, 2014:

They do sell dividers so that you can do just that. However, no two fish are exactly alike. One of my roommates in college had a beta tank with a built in divider so she could have two bettas. One of them would always flare his gills and try to attack the divider, the other fish didn't seem to care after the first week. It's possible that if they can still see each other they might behave in a similar fashion.

Personally, I wouldn't put a divider in my tank. I don't think they look very appealing and I don't want to stress my fish.

kim on September 12, 2014:

can u separate the tank so you keep bettas apart or should u do it so they don't see each other also

Sp Greaney from Ireland on August 26, 2014:

I think it's nice to add decoration to your fish tank as it makes it looks less sparse. I think purchasing items for your tank in pet stores is ideal as you know that they are safe and meant for that specific purpose. It would be awful to put something in there that you shouldn't and end up killing your fish. Nice hub.

Melanie - Texas on August 04, 2014:

Thank you for your reply. After years of not having problems, this did all start when I added the decoration. I got 7 guppies and a male molly too at that time. Some of the guppies had babies, then they all died except for one male. So did the mollies (I already had a female). Even one of the red-tipped finned tetras died, but the other 3 remain. One cory catfish died, but the other catfish are fine, including the Plecostamus. Today I notice the male guppy "feels better," when he seemed somewhat distressed before. It seems all the babies are doing fine. The tank is a 30 gallon. I had put one dose of ich Rx in there, then afterwards, some dissolving fungus pills, as a safeguard. Then it said wait a few days and do a water change before adding more pills. I'm waiting and watching to see if I even need to do that again. I had noticed one fish with a tail problem, but it could've been bitten as well. But that fish did die. The only sickness I noticed was horizontal positioning and gill inflammation, and wriggle waggle distress. What gets me is that the decoration was there, in the pet store, for aquariums. Why would they be selling things that can poison your fish?

Alex (author) from Virginia Beach, VA on August 03, 2014:

Have you tested your water quality? But, I do agree that it is most likely the new object that you added. Do you still have any living fish in your tank? I think you are on the right path and agree with removing the decoration. I would treat your tank like it is new again. Add new fish slowly and in small numbers. Keep an eye on your nitrogen levels. If there is any toxins still in the tank from the decoration it should disparate with time and water changes.

Melanie - Texas on August 03, 2014:

I bought an ornament intended for aquariums at the pet store, at the same time I bought some new fish for the mature tank. I added some Rx to the tank, as I always do when adding new fish. Fish began to die. I couldn't see any symptoms, like ich or fungus. After awhile, I noticed the painted ornament was turning green (from brown). I saw that the paint was chipping, and it scraped off with a fingernail (while wet). I've removed it. Could it be that the ornament has been poisoning my fish? I did about an 80% water change and cleaning. Is there anything else I can do? Thanks


Betta Fish Tank Decorations – Best Ideas to Keep Your Pet Fish Happy

Betta Fish or Siamese Fighting Fish is a popular and active fish that lives in a freshwater tank. As it has a smart and intelligent nature, so it likes living in an aesthetic environment that is decorated with plants and fish toys. Some beautiful Betta Fish tank decorations can refresh the mood of the fish and increase the beauty of its home. Being a highly territorial fish, it does not like tankmates in its aquarium, but it enjoys playing games and the aesthetic tank decorations.


Put an area of land for the turtle to enjoy the sun, making sure there is enough landmass on the surface of the water. This can be a large stone, a thick piece of wood, bricks, or commercially made objects of plastic, acrylic, or glass. Make sure that the ground area is securely anchored so that it does not change place and has a very inclined section, which formes a ramp so that the turtle can exit the water towards it.

Put proper lighting so that the turtle can enjoy it, that it is on the outside of the tank so that the ground area is hot as well as with the UV rays needed for calcium metabolization.


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