Taking the proper safety steps is the key to keeping your tank free of pathogens and parasites. Below are some of the most important steps you can take to protect your aquarium fish:
- Water Chemistry: Test for ammonia, nitrites and nitrates and pH frequently. Water changes are necessary to insure that all of these factors are in check and kept at safe and proper levels for your aquarium’s population. Pet Supermarket carries a variety of at home test kits and we will gladly test your aquarium water at no charge in the store. We have a variety of products that help to maintain good water quality.
- Isolate New Fish: Any new fish should be placed in a “hospital” tank for a few days to watch for any infection. If something develops, you can treat the tank according to the medication package directions. Once the fish is deemed safe, it can be introduced to the main tank.
- Isolate Sick Fish: Any fish in the main tank that appears ill or injured should be isolated and treated immediately. By the time a fish is showing symptoms, it’s already very sick and treatment is the key to its survival.
In the end, the best cure is always prevention. A clean tank, prompt removal of uneaten food and the isolation of sick fish are some of the best ways to maintain a healthy environment for your fish. At Pet Supermarket we have everything you’ll need to keep your aquarium in top shape. Come in today!