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Please can anyone help me. Due to unforeseen circumstances I have ended up with a tank of tropical fish. It's a 50 litre tank with possibly 4 Buenos Aires Tetra, 1 Honey Gourami (it was originally 3 but 2 have died), 3 x Rosy barb and 4 x Neon Tetra. This is what I think they are but only from my own research. The tank is absolutely filthy, the gravel at the bottom is black and there is a la
|Posted 28-Sep-2016 11:03|
When you do a water change, are you just pouring water out? If you don't stir up the gravel and use a proper gravel vac to get under it, then lots of bad things congregate under there (as you have seen so far). If you don't already have a gravel vac, get one and use it to clean up the gravel for your next water change.
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|Posted 28-Sep-2016 14:10|
Hi and Welcome to Fish Profiles
There is a product called "The Python" that is used to syphon
the water out of the tank and at the same time clean the gravel. It hooks to your kitchen, or bathroom or cellar sink, you turn the water on and sucks the water out at the same time. I would suggest you purchase one and read the instructions or watch a U Tube video about it.
The "Bluegreen algae" is a bacteria that forms in areas where there is poor circulation, an over abundance of nutrients (rotting food, dirty gravel) and poor light.
Once the tank is clean, the ornaments replaced, the filter has been cleaned and the stuff in the filter replaced, do partial water changes (using the python) once a week changing out about 25-50% of the water.
When feeding the fish, remember that a fish's stomach is no bigger than it's eye. Do not over feed! Left over food will settle to the bottom and begin to rot there.
This should get you on the right path.
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|Posted 06-Oct-2016 05:34|
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