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Caring for the soft water fish at home

It’s been more than a year that I have adopted these little movers. I have a kid and I preferred these cute creatures for the pet as fishes are supposed to be low maintenance and also very quiet. Also, some people use them for ornamentation. The goldfish and silver shark are the perfect low maintenance fish species and also adds positivity to space. Watching them stroll and swim around the aquarium is so satisfying.

Although, the care of the fish is easy but not very simple. With a few tips and tricks, one can keep the fishes healthy and growing.

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Note Below:-

  • Soft water fishes need only other soft water fishes company to survive.
  • There is a specific food for soft water fishes that only must be given.
  • The quantity of the fish flakes or the fish food is limited to a pinch each day so excessive food can also harm them.
  • Fish do like a school – cluster of fishes but keep in mind the aquarium or tank size.
  • The fish need space to move. Do not overfill the tank with more than a few.
  • Fish needs at least 11 hours of sleep so make sure that there is no light in the aquarium or around it.
  • Fish feels depression too, so without startling them, you can talk to them once a while so that they get acquainted with you.
  • Cleaning the fish aquarium is as important as feeding them.
  • Make sure when the water turns slimy greenish, you change the water. But do not completely empty the tank as the ph of the water changes. Slightly greeny water is actually good for the fish.
  • The main cause of the water turning dirty sooner is the source of light as well. Keep the aquarium away from the window and try not to use any artificial lights too.
  • Use 28-30 degree C temperature of water for the best habitat.
  • Remember fish are very delicate so never touch them. Instead, use a fishing mash to lift them if required.
  • The glass of the aquarium tends to get dirty from inside too, so buy a sponge cleaner with a long handle and wipe the inside of the tank during the bi-weekly cleaning.
  • They need oxygen too. Yes. Thus, there must be oxygen supply through a clean pipe at all times.
  • Get an aquarium thermometer to be sure of the right water temperature.
  • The aquarium sponge or wool is necessary to strain the water round the clock and is to be changed every 15 days, depending on how bad it is.
  • Too many fish in one tank will get crowded so keep a few fishes for longer life.
  • It is normal for a few fish to die and float on the top of the aquarium when they are first introduced to a new habitat. Do not feel sad about it. Make sure you dispose of that dead fish and change the water.

While Vacationing

It is alright to go on holidays but since the aquarium can’t travel with you, the best practice is to leave them under human supervision. I give my house keys to my supportive neighbors and they feed the fish every day.

Love thy neighbors

In case, the aquarium is small, you can even move it to the house next door where they can see a lot of activities and won’t feel depressed.

Before going on holidays, make sure you clean the aquarium and use clean water from The SAME water source as even a slight pH change can be dangerous for the fishes.

In case of any common fish disease like fin rot, treat the water immediately with a suitable water-soluble medicine. Adhere to the dosage mentioned.

In the end, make sure you sanitize the bucket, brush, mug etc and clean the floor after every water change.

The little water babies will keep you smiling for many years.

If you are planning to get some fish for yourself, these tips will be handy for you.

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  • neha G

    2019-09-19 at 7:18 pm
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    Such an informative blog post. I am always concerned about my fishes whenever I am out. But your blog post is excellent and have all […] Read MoreSuch an informative blog post. I am always concerned about my fishes whenever I am out. But your blog post is excellent and have all the information at a glance. Love reading them. Thank you. Read Less

  • Sindhu Vinod Narayan

    2019-09-23 at 7:44 am
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    This is so informative. Though I don't have any at home in sure this would benefit friends who have fish at home will share with […] Read MoreThis is so informative. Though I don't have any at home in sure this would benefit friends who have fish at home will share with them. #tmmreads #myfriendalexa Read Less

  • Archana

    2019-09-23 at 8:18 am
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    Amazing post of fish care , me and my son both were looking around to bring fish/aquarium at home but quite scared as I am […] Read MoreAmazing post of fish care , me and my son both were looking around to bring fish/aquarium at home but quite scared as I am not very much aware about caring part,now I can say yes I am going to bring fish at my home very soon.Thanks for sharing. Read Less

  • Gleefulblogger

    2019-09-23 at 8:19 am
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  • VashiBaloria

    2019-09-23 at 8:31 am
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    This has everything i was looking for! I intend to maintain a fish tank in my home and this is a perfect guide

  • Sweetannu

    2019-09-23 at 8:34 am
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  • Rashi Roy

    2019-09-23 at 9:13 am
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    Yes, it requires great care to keep them at home. Very well written.

  • ABHIJIT

    2019-09-23 at 9:18 am
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    I learnt two things from your post. First fish needs eleven hours of sleep. Many insensitive people keep the light in their aquarium on. May […] Read MoreI learnt two things from your post. First fish needs eleven hours of sleep. Many insensitive people keep the light in their aquarium on. May be they want to show off that they have fish. Second, one should talk to fish. This is really mind boggling. Can a fish hear and do they really recognise? Your post is full of practical suggestions. It is quite clear that having a pet fish is no easy hobby. Read Less

  • trendtofit

    2019-09-23 at 10:00 am
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    I am planning to bring fishes at home but have no experience. They bring good luck. Your post came at the right time. Thanks:)

  • Richa MIna

    2019-09-23 at 11:31 am
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  • Trapti

    2019-09-23 at 1:29 pm
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    Never adopted these fishes. I will try to adopt these in the future. Helpful post.

  • Supriti

    2019-09-23 at 2:08 pm
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    My gold fish are dying sooner than usual. possibly because i am leaving the light on 24*7.. thank u for bringing this out.. :)

  • shravmusings

    2019-09-23 at 2:09 pm
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    Thanks for the informatie post. I practice most of them at home for my fish tank

  • [email protected]

    2019-09-23 at 2:30 pm
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    Very informative post and this comes when i am struggling to keep my platties and molly safe. As i lost one and female is due […] Read MoreVery informative post and this comes when i am struggling to keep my platties and molly safe. As i lost one and female is due next month. Thanks for sharing this info. Read Less

  • Modern Gypsy

    2019-09-23 at 4:21 pm
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    I’ve had a lot of problems with keeping goldfish healthy in the past. These tips are very helpful.

  • Matheikal

    2019-09-23 at 4:44 pm
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    Fish can be fun. Informative tips for a beginner.

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    2019-09-23 at 5:25 pm
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    2019-09-23 at 6:54 pm
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    i was love keeping fishes at home thy used to die again & again but after reading ur post planning to buy again.

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    2019-09-23 at 7:48 pm
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    2019-09-23 at 8:48 pm
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    2019-09-23 at 11:32 pm
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    2019-09-24 at 1:31 am
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    2019-09-24 at 4:48 am
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  • pythoroshan

    2019-09-24 at 5:20 am
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    These are very useful tips. Especially the points about loving your neighbours cos ur gonna need them when you travel :)

  • Narinder Bhatia

    2019-09-24 at 7:17 am
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    That's such an informative post. Though i don't have an aquarium at home but always used to wonder about the points that you covered in […] Read MoreThat's such an informative post. Though i don't have an aquarium at home but always used to wonder about the points that you covered in your post. Your post is a huge relief for anyone in double mind about the aquarium. i am better informed about the facts now and some of them were quite interesting like - a fish needs 11 hours of sleep and that they feel depressed too. Great post :) Read Less

  • Dr.Amrita Basu

    2019-09-24 at 7:24 am
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    I have am aquarium with gold fish for last four years.Some very helpful tips

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    2019-09-24 at 10:56 am
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  • prismaroundgurjeet

    2019-09-24 at 11:45 am
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    even I have aquarium at home and agree it simple but we have to take up the responsibilty, great post

  • mahekg

    2019-09-25 at 5:16 am
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    We have a small aquarium at home. It's a stressbuster to watch these beauties, your tips are apt and very useful.

  • Paresh Godhwani

    2019-09-25 at 11:59 am
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    Whoa! I didn't know that you need to care these many thing when you are choosing fish as your pet.

  • Ruchie

    2019-09-25 at 5:50 pm
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    My kids wants to get fishes and we were planning now this post of yours really going to help us a lot!!

  • ritecontent

    2019-09-25 at 5:58 pm
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    We have fish at home and over the years we have learned to sue these same tips to keep them healthy and happy too!

  • Sonia Chatterjee

    2019-09-26 at 5:52 pm
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    Bookmarked this post. We are planning to get a goldfish for our 4yr old and your post is a perfect guide for this new journey.

  • Sweetannu

    2019-09-27 at 2:56 am
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    Fish tanks and fish need plenty of cleanliness and care. That is why I am not getting a tank at home

  • Snehal

    2019-09-27 at 10:35 am
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    We used to have a lot of fishes before but they would always die 😦 i wish i knew what to look out for as […] Read MoreWe used to have a lot of fishes before but they would always die 😦 i wish i knew what to look out for as this article explains! Read Less

  • Shilpa Garg

    2019-09-27 at 12:41 pm
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    Excellent tips and agree with all of them. We have been having fishes at home since the last 12 years. I think they are the […] Read MoreExcellent tips and agree with all of them. We have been having fishes at home since the last 12 years. I think they are the best pets to have. I find looking at the fishes in our home aquarium so relaxing and soothing. Read Less

  • neha

    2019-09-27 at 5:16 pm
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    love for fish is always on peak thank you so much for sharing these wonderful tips sure will be planning out.

  • Deepika

    2019-09-28 at 2:59 am
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    It's a delight to read and know about how to care soft water fishes. I never read this type of article before. Golden and Silver […] Read MoreIt's a delight to read and know about how to care soft water fishes. I never read this type of article before. Golden and Silver fishes are looking awesome. Read Less

  • Noor Anand Chawla

    2019-09-28 at 4:20 pm
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    I don’t have an aquarium at home but this is a very useful post for people that do have them.

  • judy morris

    2019-09-28 at 9:01 pm
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    I am going to get an aquarium soon and I will surely try to follow the tips said by you religiously.

  • Tina Basu

    2019-09-28 at 9:51 pm
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    You have written some very good tips. I have never had fishes for pet, so don't know about this.

  • forbabynmommy

    2019-09-29 at 3:04 am
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    I too want to bring a small fish or two to my home but due to some reason it is still pending. Do we need […] Read MoreI too want to bring a small fish or two to my home but due to some reason it is still pending. Do we need same precautions for a small glass bowl kind of aquarium with 1 or 2 good fish. Read Less

  • Blogsikka.com

    2019-09-29 at 3:41 am
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    So much goes in handling a pet, they are like our family and especially fish needs to be taken care with utmost care as its […] Read MoreSo much goes in handling a pet, they are like our family and especially fish needs to be taken care with utmost care as its softest animal Read Less

  • forbabynmommy

    2019-09-29 at 3:47 am
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    Thanks for sharing this with me, I was thinking to get one fish and these tips would be really helpful

  • Gunjan Upadhyay

    2019-09-29 at 5:19 am
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    These are some real tips, I wasnt aware there is so much to think when installing a fish tank at home. I was thinking of […] Read MoreThese are some real tips, I wasnt aware there is so much to think when installing a fish tank at home. I was thinking of getting a small fish pot kind of thing for my son, does that too need a oxygen pipe and all? Read Less

  • Amrit kaur

    2019-09-29 at 5:28 am
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    These tips are perfect for my cousin as she just got fish for her aquarium.

  • Srishti Rajeev

    2019-09-29 at 11:19 pm
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    I liked the idea of you sharing tips during vacation. And learnt a lot from the simple explanation here. Great post

  • PRB

    2019-09-30 at 8:55 am
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    It's a great hobby and I'd like to care for a few fish someday. You have explained the steps of care very well.

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