Fish are delicate creatures and, oftentimes, they do not live the length
of their natural lifespan. This can be due to a number of reasons, some
of the biggest culprits being dirt and unclean water tanks. Fresh water
fish need a lot of care and attention to survive, along with a healthy
and nutritious diet.
Many people fail to realize this simply because they lack the information.
However, in some cases, you might have noticed that your fish are at the
bottom of the tank but still alive. The cause of this can be due to various
reasons. Here are possibilities why your fish may be at the bottom of the tank:
Incorrect Meal Times
Fish need proper meals, and overeating can cause major problems for them.
Fish do not eat considerably. They need just as much food as they can
stomach within a span of no more than 2 to 3 minutes. If you are not careful
with the amount of food you give the fish, it will eat more than it needs,
which can cause the fish to get a bloated stomach. This can either cause
the fish to drop to the bottom of the tank or it will float. Do not feed
the fish for one whole day in order to get it back to its normal condition.
At Living Art Aquatic Design Inc., we encourage our customers to get
Los Angeles aquarium maintenance so you can ensure your tank is the correct size for all the fishes in
it. Oftentimes, there isn’t enough space in the tank, but many people
don’t realize this until it’s already a problem. As a result
of the congestion, the fish swim to the bottom and isolate themselves.
This is unhealthy and can lead to death.
Keeping a close check on the water parameters can help as well. Nitrates,
nitrites and ammonia all contribute to the dirty environment in the tank.
This could be one of the reasons your fish have started sinking to the
bottom. A pH imbalance in the water will also cause the fish to fall ill
and quickly die.
For Expert Aquarium Maintenance in Los Angeles, Contact Us
At Living Art Aquatic Design, Inc., we provide our customers with quality,
custom-made tanks to help keep fish healthy and thriving. Visit us online
or call our office at (310) 626-1448 to learn more.