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Fish - Common Aquarium Problems

23 / Jul / 2018

General Information

Common aquarium problems:

  • Incorrect water temperature
  • Overcrowding of fish
  • Poor fish compatibility
  • Incorrect pH level
  • Water hardness
  • Inadequate oxygen levels
  • Water impurities e.g. chlorine
  • Water issues
  • Cloudy water
  • Green water
  • Salt levels
  • Ammonia build up
  • High nitrite and nitrate levels
  • Poor nutrition including overfeeding

Aquarium set up

A good aquarium set up needs:

  • Good sized tank (at least 10L) with a strong table or stand to sit on
  • Good quality gravel
  • Gravel vac
  • Filter and air pump
  • Heater and thermostat for tropical fish
  • Thermometer
  • Water conditioner
  • Fish food
  • Nets
  • Light
  • Plants
  • Bacteria starter
  • Water test kits (pH, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate)
  • Algae scraper

Always 'cycle' your tank before introducing new fish.

For more information click the PDF below and download the fact sheet.

Fish - Common Aquarium Problems