How To Clean Your Fish Bowl And Make Your Tank Healthier

While most tropical fish require an aerated aquarium, some species can live in an unaerated fishbowl. Even small fish do best in a bowl that is at least half a gallon in size, or bigger. It is especially important to clean fish bowls weekly. Failure to do so can quickly result in disease and death to fish. :max_bytes(150000):strip_icc()/how-to- clean-fish-bowl-1381083-01-4ed077a95bfe423292e0658473e07654. jpg) Cleaning a small fish bowl usually means replacing the entire water supply. Water should be treated to remove chlorine, chloramines, heavy metals, and other harmful substances.

Materials to clean a fishbowl on white marbled surface

Maintaining a consistent water temperature is also important to avoid stress on the fish with an abrupt change. Fill a clean bucket with water from the tap and adjust it to the correct temperature for your fish. Add a water conditioner product to eliminate chlorine, neutralize chloramines and detoxify heavy metals. Test the water using water test strips or a test kit to make sure it has no chlorine.

Aquarium thermometer measuring the temperature from tap water in bucket

( Image: Spruce / Sarah Lee . ). Cleaning the Dirty Tank is the Right Way To Make Your Fish Healthier . Overfeeding is the most common mistake fish owners make. There should never be left uneaten food on the bottom of the bowl.

Green fishnet scooping orange fish to place in separate jar with water

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