Why do aquarium fish die/die
When fish die out in the aquarium, many owners do not understand the reasons, run to the pet store to buy funds from such a scourge. But very often this leads only to the deterioration of the situation-the plague unfolds with renewed vigor. Therefore, before looking for solutions to the problem and you need to find out its main cause.
Experienced aquarists argue that there is no more important factor for the maintenance of the aquarium in the proper form than the quality of the water. If it has deteriorated, the well-being of your Pets is also not guaranteed. In the worst case, extinction will begin. The reason for the drop in quality can be:
lack of filtration;
rare water substitution;
poor waste disposal;
too many fish.
To determine the exact cause of poor water condition, there are special tests that will show the level of ammonia, nitrates and phosphates. It is deviations in these parameters that can be decisive in the deterioration of quality. Although fish die not so much from a large number of these substances, but from the weakening of the body due to the fight against parasites, fungi and bacterial infections.
Fix the problem
The main caveat is do not buy the first thing the antibiotics and other medications. Start by restoring the bio-balance. It is necessary to clean the soil and fillers filters as carefully as possible, as they live in bacteria that fight toxins. Inspect the filter itself — its malfunction can also be one of the causes of death of fish.
To prevent for a few days, stop to feed the fish. Check whether the aquarium is overcrowded, if necessary, you will have to get rid of extra inhabitants. Several days in a row, change about a quarter of the total volume of water.
To determine whether the disease caused the extinction, watch your Pets. If the condition of the fish has deteriorated gradually, only individuals of one species die, and others look healthy, then this is an occasion to contact the zoo. But before that, still consult with experienced aquarists.
If the newly purchased fish die, the reasons may be incompatibility with other aquarium inhabitants and aggression on their part, acclimatization or lack of oxygen for all. Therefore, the best way to prevent such problems is to carefully choose new fish and after the purchase to provide them with quality care.