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Goldfish care

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Goldfish, also known as goldfish, are very popular among aquatic pet lovers. In this post we tell you some of the basic recommendations to keep your goldfish healthy and have a good life. Remember that it is always important to consult a veterinarian about the care that pets require.

In general, fish are not complicated pets to keep. Of course, you will always have to take basic care of their habitat and feeding. Read on and find out more.

Goldfish: what they need

Most aquarium fish are cared for in a similar way. For goldfish, the following are the basic care requirements.

    • Suitable aquarium: Be sure to provide an aquarium large enough for your goldfish, as they need room to swim and grow. As a general rule, at least 75 liters of water per adult goldfish is recommended.
    • Water quality: It is important to maintain water quality in optimal conditions. To do this, you can use a suitable filtration system that will keep the water clean and free of contaminants. Regular water changes are also necessary. This will serve to both remove waste and keep the water chemistry balanced. Remember that the accumulation of debris and harmful bacteria in the water can be harmful to fish.
    • Water temperature: Goldfish prefer water temperatures between 20-24 °C. That’s why you should make sure it’s not too much hotter or too much colder either. Too high a temperature, as well as too low a temperature, could cause your fish to die.
    • Adequate food: Lhe feeding of the fish must be the necessary for its species. Their diet should be balanced and appropriate for goldfish. You can offer them food in the form of pellets or special flakes for goldfish, supplemented with fresh food such as boiled peas and small pieces of vegetables such as spinach. Avoid overfeeding and remove uneaten food to avoid water quality problems. On the other hand, a good diet will help keep their immune system strong and give them the nutrients they need to stay healthy.
  • Company: Goldfish tend to be a fairly sociable species. That is why it is important that you have several, because they will enjoy more in the company of their peers. Of course, you also need to take into account the necessary space for them to be happy. That is, it will not be good to have an aquarium with overpopulation of fish.
  • Decoration: Aquarium plants as well as different types of decoration are important. Plants can be natural or artificial. It’s about providing spaces for your fish to swim, explore and hide. In this way, your fish will be able to reduce their stress and will also have a much more enriched environment than a simple water space.

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