Aquarium farming is the hobby of many people. Of all common ornamental fishes, goldfish are probably the most common farmed species. The goldfish are both beautiful and easy to raise, without much care. For a beautiful goldfish tank, breeding and care techniques are something you must be concerned about. Let’s find out how to raise goldfish in today’s article!
Prepare before farming goldfish
For goldfish to be beautiful and grow healthy, you need to pay special attention from the smallest tasks such as preparing the tank, cleaning the tank, feeding the fish … If handled well from the beginning, the job of taking care of fish The latter will be very gentle. There are several things you need to prepare before releasing fish
Prepare the tank
The first is to prepare the aquarium. Usually, goldfish will be kept in an aquarium. Depending on the number of fish you want to raise, you can choose the type of tank and the suitable terrain. For example, the number of fish of less than 10 can be kept in aquariums that are designed in the form of wall-mounted tanks, cabinet-shaped tanks…
If you keep a large number of herds, keep them in large tanks. There are additional decorations of trees and beautiful rockery. In the case of only 1-2 children can choose the small glass tank or aquarium to feed is also very beautiful.
A good tank must first be able to withstand heavy weight and mechanical strength. In case the tank still smells of glue, you can handle it by smashing the Siamese bananas into the aquarium containing water for 2-3 days. If the aquarium is newly built, before you release the fish you must fill the tank with water. Rinse the lake and let it take about a week for the smell of cement to clear.
Connect the water filter to the aquarium, filter for 3 days continuously to kill bacteria in the tank. This approach applies to both build tanks and aquariums.
Note in the aquarium selection process
If you re-use a previously raised tank or tank, to kill the bacteria, fill the tank with water and add a lot of grain salt. Soak for 2 days, then rinse the tank with clean water and conduct filtration as with the new tank.
It is important to note that you do not use soapy water or any other detergent to clean the tank. The reason is that if the fish contact with bleach will die.
Location of rearing tanks
The distinctive feature of goldfish is that they are very sensitive to loud sounds. Therefore, you should put the tank in a quiet place, few people pass and limit the noise near the aquarium.
A mistake that many people make is to place an aquarium next to the TV, speakers, or other audio equipment for decorative purposes. However, as mentioned above, goldfish are very sensitive to loud sounds, so placing the tank in such a place will accidentally kill the goldfish quickly.
Healthy fish selection technique
There are many signs to identify and choose healthy goldfish. Healthy goldfish must first swim agile, good reflexes, strong gills. Along with that, the scales shined under the light, the tail spread like a fan, the colors were beautiful.
Need to avoid weakfish swimming, ruffled fins, bleeding, bulging abdomen.
Besides, it is necessary to observe the fish body. If there are slightly oval-shaped brown spots, it is highly likely that the fish has lice, such fish should be excluded.
Also, if you have lice, you will see an abnormal jump state. It is also a very noticeable sign.
Healthy fish when swimming must lie in mouth-watering regularly, carrying natural breathing. Ill or weakfish cannot, the lips are often swollen, unable to control the direction of the swim, so they often drift with the flow. Or being attracted to the water filter, swaying back and forth in the tank.
When observing the ankles, if the healthy eyes will be clear, evenly rounded and jet black. Move very flexibly, not dull like sick fish.
Standard goldfish farming technique
Fish drop fish into the tank after buying
Step 1: First, you put the fish bag in the tank, soak for 10-15 minutes to get used to the temperature and water environment first.
Step 2: Next, you open the fish bag, scoop 1 cup of lake water into a bag, and then soak in the lake again. Repeat this every 5-7 minutes. This method will help the fish not become strange water when released into the new tank.
Step 3: When releasing fish, you tilt the bag, slowly pour the fish into the tank. You can use a racquet to catch and drop them one by one to avoid panicking the fish.
Note: Remember to drop the fish in a quiet place without the noise because if there is a noise, the fish will panic, swim, and hit the tank wall and die after a few seconds.
What do goldfish eat? Food for goldfish
Goldfish mainly feed on fish food in small or piece form. Tablets are more commonly used because when they are put into a tank they are slowly examined. Fish can swim easily without fear of food falling to the bottom of the tank. However, feeding time should be done in about 3 minutes! If the goldfish eat too much, they will quickly die for the heavy belly.
The dosage of food also varies between adult goldfish and young goldfish. With adult goldfish, you only need to feed once a day. However, with goldfish, you have to increase the number of times you feed the fish, about 2 to 3 times a day. To enhance the nutrition of fish, you can add fresh foods from earthworms and shrimp sold at the fish shop.
Disease prevention for fish
If the yellow fish and white fungus on the body are observed, it means that the fish is sick. It should be treated immediately before the disease worsens and spreads to other healthy animals. You can buy medicines at an aquarium or veterinary store, mix them with water, and then slowly pour them into the aquarium. If it is necessary to isolate an infected child to avoid spreading it to the entire aquarium, the situation will be more difficult to control.
Also, the water in the tank for a long time to separate fish feces and leftovers produces a lot of dirt, so to prevent fish disease you should change the water periodically. However, the changes should not be too close to avoid fish being with water environments constantly changing will quickly die.