It is easy for our fish to get stresed, sick or even died in the winter season because of the changes of water temperature. But how can we do more protection for them and keep them thriving in the winter season? Maybe these 7 simple tips will do some help.
1. DO NOT LET OUR FIRS EXPLOSE TO COLD DRAFTS.
Make sure our aquarium tank advoid drafts, especially the cold draft, especially in nights. We can close the doors, windows or replace the aqaurium tank to the place where does not get cold drafts.
2. DO CHECK THE TEMPERATURE OF OUR AQUARIUM TANK REGUALRYLY.
It may an easy job to do the temperature check ,but we still need spend some time to checking it of our tank with a thermometer to make sure that the water temp is not dropped below the ideal or suitable levels for our fish.
As for this part, some aquarium dedicated temperature controller is recommended such as INKBIRD ITC-306A.
3. CHECK THE SIZE OF OUR HEATER.
Make sure the size of our heater is big enought for our tank, if we do have not idea, please consult the heater provider for some practical suggestions.
4. ELIMINATE ANY OTHER STRESSES AND ENSURE THE WATER QUAILITY IS RIGHT FOR OUR FISH.
We can adopt some water quality checking kit to test the tank water, besides, we need to keep the tank clean and get rid of any unwelcomed stuff in/on the water.
5. IF WE NEED TO CHANGE THE WATER, WE NEED TO ADOPT SMALL WATER CHANGES. NO LARGE WATER CHANGE.
If we fill the tank with cold water, we can reduce the temp fast, but we will bring stress and disease to the fish. So if we need to do water change, we need to adopt small water change and do more frequently.
6. PREPARE MEDICATION
Disease such as fungal disease or white spot may come to the fish if they suffer from temp stresses and/or frequent changes of water temperature, so we need to prepare some dedication at hand for in case. Once it is needed, we need to treat with medication on time to help them or even save them.
7. OFFER NUTRITIOUS FOOD.
We can help the fish to improve their immune system with nutritious food and quality diets. Frozen foods would be also a big help in offering their vitamins and minerals to the diet.