Pets for the baby
Aquarium fish unpretentious, quiet and very nice pets. You can buy fish for the baby of all ages, even the 2-month-old baby would be happy to watch the bright “spots”, scurrying about in the aquarium; 2-3-year-old toddler in a position to feed the small pets, and the kid 5-6 years can clean the wall aquarium fish and transplanted into another container. In addition, the observation of the slowly floating fish, calms the nervous system.
By purchasing an aquarium for a small child, it is better to opt for the aquarium medium volume – 60-80 liters, placing it on a pedestal or stand. It is advisable to determine the aquarium in a place protected from direct sunlight, radiators and drafts. You should not be placed next to the aquarium frequently slams the door, because the fish will be frightened.
First, the bottom of the tank should fill up the soil, after washing your new aquarium, then plant the plants, beauty can be set decoration, then you must carefully pour cold tap water. If possible, it is better to settle for 1-2 days. Then, should establish aquarium equipment (light unit, filter, compressor discharge air). Let the aquarium fish only 7 days, waiting for the water to defend well, and it formed its own microflora.
Service tank – simple enough task. If the aquarium is very small (up to 40 liters), the biobalance it difficult to hold. Try not to overfeed fish and remember that overpopulation aquarium will inevitably lead to disease and death of the fish population. Buying aquarium fish, be sure to consult with the seller, to what size they grow up.
Keep in mind that in the markets and pet shops selling fry-teens. Uncontrollably went into a rage, and having bought a whole pack of a variety of fish, in a month you grabbed his head! Grown pack require other volumes. Fish should be somewhere to attach, without waiting for disease and epidemics.
Once a week, drain 1/3 of the water and add fresh settle. In principle, aquarium fish quite favorably to ordinary tap water. Especially if it is replaced regularly every week.
Keep in mind that water is necessary to replace, rather than add fresh to replace evaporated. Another important point: the more often you make such substitution, the better they feel aquarium fish and plants. Where water substitutes from case to case, and the fish die and the plants do not grow and wither.
Care aquarium volume of 60-300 liters, even simpler enough time during the rinse filter and through a special siphon clean soil, varying with about 20 – 30% water. Clear glass inside by using a scraper or a hard sponge.
Know this: the larger the tank, the less trouble with him. Hold a small volume biobalance – is “aerobatics”, which rarely beginners. Most of the water in the aquarium soon deteriorates, and therefore it is necessary to change to a fresh, to defend the water entirely. And it means drain the aquarium water, washing the sand, planting. All these manipulations will leave no one hour of your time. Imagine what would have to do it 1-2 times a month. In the aquarium, a large volume of water never deteriorate to such an extent that requires immediate and complete replacement.
Acquire fish is particularly important for rational children who have a penchant for collecting and knowing what they want from life, as well as for the restless and excitable kids.
Pluses of aquarium fish: Unlike dogs and cats, fish do not need to walk, they do not fade and do not require food vociferously at the time when you did not have before. Feed the fish should be 2 times a day (it can make the baby older than 2 years); Fish movement pacify; Aquarium – not only a beautiful decor element, but it is still a wonderful humidifier.
Lows from the “water” pets: children may quickly lose interest in them because they can not touch, but with little care for aquarium fish may die. And, most likely, not from hunger, but from poor quality water unchangeable.