The same with many other kinds of fish, tropical fish, like the Flowerhorn Fish, for instance, also need a good and clean aquarium to live in. So, as the owner of the fish, you have to be able to take care of the aquarium so that your fish will be able to live in it comfortably. Fortunately, there are several tips that can help you take care of the aquarium for your tropical fish and they are as follows:
– Give fish to eat regularly
It is not as simple as it sounds. First, give your fish one meal a day when you just set up the aquarium, and when the aquarium is done properly, you can start feeding fish with the rules of “little and often”.
You can simply give as much food as your fish can spend in 3-5 minutes and no more. Yet, you have to make sure that you read the instructions on the fish food label. If there is any leftover food floating on the surface of the water or drowning at the bottom of the aquarium, you have given too much food.
– Observe the temperature of the aquarium every day
You need to test the water daily to ensure that the water temperature is consistent and is at an ideal distance for the fish species in the aquarium. Generally, the perfect temperature for tropical fish is in the range of 23-28 degrees Celsius. However, the recommended temperature is usually in the range of 24-27 degrees Celsius.
– Observe the composition of water
You also need to test the water hardness and alkalinity levels, as well as the level of ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, pH, and chlorine of your aquarium water every week. In this way, the fish will be able to live in the water it is comfortable with that it will not be vulnerable to diseases and death.