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Keeping Healthy Fish

What Do I Need and What Do I Need to Do to Keep Fish Healthy?

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There are actually relatively few things you need to keep a fish healthy. However, any fish will need these things, so keep them in mind when you are getting prepared for your new friends:

When you first set up your tank, you will need to prepare it for your new pets, before you get any!

When you first get your fish, you will need to then get the tank established and stabilized. Primarily, this is going through the cycling process to avoid "new tank syndrome."

Once you have the tank set up and cycled, you will need to care for the fish. Caring for the fish will include these tasks:

So, you can see, caring for your aquarium and your fish to keep them healthy is really very simple, and though patience is absolutely necessary when you first get started (in order to get through the cycling process with minimal stress and minimal loss), just getting into a routine with your fish will make them more enjoyable and less stressful in the long run.

Check out these pages to help you get started with your first fish tank:



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