• United States
23 Oct 09
Fish are not hard to raise and keep alive as long as you do a little research before hand like finding out what kind of water you have and then finding out what kind(s) of fish will line in the water that you have. also you must consider that even if water looks crystal clear it could be poisonous to the fish so partial water changes are needed to help keep them healthy. Feeding is another thing because there is no one food that is right for every kind of fish that you might wish to put in a tank. Variety of foods is good because if one ingredient is missing then another food might have that missing ingredient, (I feed my fish from at least a dozen kinds of food to help make sure that their nutritional needs are met. If you keep the water healthy and do not stress the fish (when you stress a fish you lower it's immune response) you should have healthier fish that live longer lives. Also just because fish are not bumping into each other in a tank does not mean that there is room for more fish in the tank, they have certain amount of "room" that they need for getting oxygen and getting rid of carbon dioxide as well as other by products the we normally flush down the toilet.