There are so many wonderful varieties of fish available to keep in our aquariums and ponds - too many to list here. We have access to many fish breeders and wholesalers, so if we don't have a particular species in stock, just ask us, and we'll do our best to find it for you. Feel free to call, email or just pop in if you have any enquiries about the species we currently have in stock.
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Fish & Tips
Fish need food, oxygen and clean water. Water chemistry is the most important aspect to the successful keeping of fish. As the saying goes ‘look after your water and the fish will look after themselves’
Nitrogen cycle in brief
‘Good bacteria’ lives inside any aquarium that contains fish. This bacteria is essential to the breakdown of rotting organic matter which produces ammonia. Ammonia is then turned into equally-as-toxic nitrite and then finally less toxic nitrate (which can also be toxic in high levels).
The measure of acidity or alkalinity in which the pH of pure water is 7, with lower numbers indicating acidity and higher numbers indicating alkalinity. Species of fish differ in their pH preference, but generally ph of 7 is best for a community aquarium.
Adding fish for the first time
- Set up your aquarium and let it run for approximately 1 week. Be sure that water conditioner is added to the new water and the water temperature is appropriate for your new additions.
- Remember your aquarium does not yet contain ‘good bacteria’. Introducing too many fish too fast can cause ammonia spikes resulting in death. Artificial bacteria may be added to boost the amount of bacteria in your aquarium, this should only be added a short time before adding fish.
Selecting your fish
- Do not overstock your tank! Stocking levels for a tank are variable depending on your filter (type and size), fish (type and size) and tank decoration.
- To maximize, choose a combination of top, middle and bottom feeders.
- Remember not all fish get along, so choose your fish carefully.
Taking your new fish home
- When you take your new fish home, float the fish in the bag for approximately 20 minutes, to adjust the water temperature in the bag to the tank temperature.
- After the 20 minutes, you can also put water from the tank into the bag to slowly adjust the fish to the tank pH and other chemistry.
- Do not feed the fish for at least 24 hrs after adding new fish.
- Change 30% of your water every 1-3 weeks (regularity will depend on filter, stock levels and fish species, but if you’re not sure, then weekly is a good habit).
- Clean your filter every 1-3 months, replacing necessary sponges or wool. Never replace more than 50% of the media or cartridges at one time.
- Never clean your filter media in tap water, as the chlorine will kill your good bacteria. Always rinse gently in water taken from the aquarium.
- Do not over-clean your aquarium as you may also kill your ‘good bacteria’ resulting in ammonia spikes.
- When replacing water, add water the same temperature as the aquarium water.
- Always add water conditioner to remove chlorine and chloramines from tap water.
- Check your pH and adjust accordingly.
REMEMBER KEY POINTS
Do not over feed
Do not over clean
Direct sunlight causes algae growth
Leaving lights on too long causes algae growth
Monitor fish behavior
Regular partial water changes
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