Flashcards in Fish Deck (29):
Why do you do partial water quadrants?
To remove nitrate
How often do you clean gravel?
How much light should be given to a fish?
What are four important things in an aquarium?
Removal of debris, soluble toxins and heating and oxygenation
What are three sources of particulate matter?
Excess food, plant material, dead fish
What happens when matter decomposes in the tank?2
Produces toxins and changes water pH
What Are three types of filters that can remove particulate debris?
Under gravel filter, in tank filter, out of tank filter
What are three things Antonia is excreted?
Feces, urine, gills
What is ammonia derived from?
What eliminates ammonia?
What bacteria turns ammonia to nitrate?
What bacteria turns nitrite to nitrate?
What is new tank syndrome?2
No nitrifying bacteria in tank, must seed tank and let sit for 24 hours
What are four ways oxygen can be added to water?
air pumps, water pumps, out of tank filters, in tank filters
What temp do fresh water fish require?
How much light do fish need?
12 hours a day
What kind of light do fish need?
Wide spectrum fluorescent light bulb
Why do fish need partial water changes?
Necessary to remove accumulated nitrates H+
How much water need to be removed every other week?
How much water needs to be removed every 4-6 weeks?
What needs to be removed from tap water before added to tank?
What can be used to remove chlorine? 2
Water conditioner or activated charcoal filter
How long must water sit before being added to the tank?
How often should aquarium gravel be cleaned?
How often should the water filter be changed?
Once a month
What are three things to keep in mind when choosing a fish?
Swim at different depths
What is the most popular fish food?
Prepared commercial food
What are five things fish can eat?
Earthworms, brine shrimp, fruit flies, beef heart, liver