Fish Bowl Cleaner, Oxygenation

fish bowl photoPond fishes are very delicate to handle. Proper caring

for fishes inside your pond requires daily

maintenance. Unlike fishes that are living freely

amongst the different bodies of water, pond fishes

require more special attention. Because all they do is

swim and wait for food to be served, there are only

few details on how to check if your fish is feeling

sick or if they are given proper care.

Oxygenation is one very, very important factor that an

owner has to consider. This can never be depleted in

the everyday agenda. You have to check if your fish

are receiving the proper oxygen that they need to get

through the day.

Proper oxygenation is needed especially during the

summer when oxygen is rapidly depleting. The scenario

would be like this: During summertime, the water in

your fish pond becomes warm because of the heat that

rotates around your surroundings. And as the water

becomes warm, the lesser oxygen it holds. Ironically,

fishes during summer tend to metabolize food faster

than any other season. This has made more reason to

need an increased amount of oxygen. Good thing if you

have only a minimal number of fishes living inside

your pond. You don’t have to worry about their

oxygenation. Although, of your really love collecting

fish and every single kind of fish is situated inside

your pond, and sadly, your pond is just the size of

your bath tub, this will result to grievous problem.

It’s because the more fish there is inside a small

pond, the more oxygen is needed. When oxygen becomes

depleted, your fishes can experience insurmountable

amount of stress and can turn diseased. Some may

occasionally die.

Another factor that increases the depletion of oxygen

is that when fishes are over fed. Obviously, when

fishes tend to be fed in a large amount, there are two

things that can be expected: one, there is a greater

need for oxygenation because of rapid and increased

metabolism of food; two, when fishes can no longer eat

the food, it will be suspended inside the pond

permanently and organisms living inside the food tend

to decompose waste which still consumes oxygen.

Plants also share the benefit of oxygen that is

available. While people think that plants only use up

carbon dioxide to produce oxygen, that occurs only

during the wake of day. But when sunlight is absent,

plants still contribute to the intake of oxygen inside

the pond.fish bowl photo

What are the different measure that you can do to

solve the oxygenation problem? Here are some:

  1. If you have an overpopulated pond, lessen the

number. This can be painful for the owner to do but if

can be quite helpful to save more fish lives. This can

be considered as your last resort.

  1. Use aerating devices like waterfalls or fountains

especially during the night or if medication is given.

Keep the performance at a maximum level.

  1. Frequent, small changes in water can lessen the

presence of microorganisms and chemicals that consume

oxygen.

  1. Remove excess algae and debris.
  1. Carefully feed your fish by giving small, frequent

feedings. If in excess, remove food that are uneaten

at once.

Remember, proper oxygenation is equivalent to

healthier fishes properly cared for living inside your

pond.

Photo by Peter Baker

Photo by Tupinambah

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