Let’s discuss today the options who can be settled in a small aquarium, with a volume of 10-20 liters. You know, this is a very small volume.
However, due to cramped living conditions, where literally every inch of usable space is occupied with necessary furniture, there is simply no room for a large aquarium. By the way, it costs along with the equipment of completely different money. But to pamper yourself with a small “pond” is much simpler and cheaper.
A 10-liter aquarium can be equipped, for example, for 3-5 guppies. With the condition that the aquarium has a filter with aeration, live plants, excellent light for plants and regular replacement of 1/3 of the volume of water once a week. In no case, topping up to replace evaporated, namely the replacement. Every week during cleaning carefully wash the sponge from the filter. Best of all the water that is drained from the aquarium.
Do not forget to clean the soil, removing fish excrement from it. If you do not do it, very soon your fish will get sick and die. I will not now explain in detail what biochemical processes occur in the aquarium. Let me just say that the remnants of rotting feed and fish excrement are not fertilizer for plants, as many believe. By and large, the waste products of fish are toxins, in large quantities they are deadly for fish.
Siphon is one of the first working tools of an aquarist, which must be purchased on the first day, complete with filter (pump) and the aquarium itself. The filter will collect the smallest suspension from the water, and with a siphon you will manually clean not only the surface of the soil, but also select the dirt from its thickness. To be limited only to water change in our case is not enough!
In principle, in 10 liters can be settled and 20 fish. The following are 2 options for the development of events. Either they soon start to hurt and die, or you almost every day will arrange in the aquarium cleaning with the substitution of fresh water. The tighter the fit, the more problems you have with cleaning.
As a result, a pleasant hobby will turn into labor service. Do you need it? Therefore, we plant 3-5 small fish in an aquarium and live peacefully, enjoying a pleasant sight.
Unpretentious fish for a small aquarium
Characteristic. We choose, of course, not the most exotic and capricious. And even more interested in how large the fish can grow. Neons, minors, serpas, stritters, tetra fireflies, albino tetras suit us.
From the carp you can choose the following options: danio-rerio, danio pink, danio leopard, blue danios.
Cardinals, wedge rasbor, small barbs can also be settled in a small volume.
You can equip a small aquarium for one Betta Fish. He will not even need aeration because he breathes outside air.
In no case do not try to settle in such a volume goldfish! By virtue of its denseness, many believe that it is quite worthy to live in a ball aquarium or in a glass aquarium. Without filter, aeration, light, soil. Apparently, she has 9 lives, like a cat, right? Nothing like this. In such conditions, the goldfish slowly dies.
It all depends on how strong her immunity is. Honestly, I didn’t try to do this kind of sadism, so I can’t say exactly how much the poor fellow will endure in such conditions. In general, goldfish are long-lived. But ours is probably measured 50 times less than what nature intended.
I also have one 10 liter aquarium. It is equipped with a proprietary cap, light and filter. Only a couple of female guppies live in it and 5 pieces of their tiny fry.
And the last tip: do not overfeed the fish! This is where the main problems begin.
- From hunger fish never get sick, from overfeeding. very often.
- From the uneaten food, which accumulates on the bottom, water deteriorates, which leads to a sharp deterioration in its quality. As a result. stress for fish, weakening of the immune system and the occurrence of various diseases. It is better to give the fish a little less food than to collect its remains from the bottom, right?
- In small volumes it is very difficult to maintain cleanliness and overall biobalance. The water becomes cloudy and even begins to stink stupidly because of overfeeding. Newbies do not hesitate for a long time, wash the entire aquarium, including the ground. Fresh settled water is poured in, plants that have just been pulled out of the ground are planted back and immediately the fish are returned to the aquarium. There is nothing good in these actions. The aquarium is not running and it is again in big trouble. How to fix them you can read here.
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