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a Pictus Catfish swimming in aquarium
Claire H., CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Pictus Catfish

£14.99

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current size approx 5-6cm

25 in stock

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FAQs

The essentials for keeping tropical fish include:

  • A tank that is the right size for the type of fish you want to keep.
  • A filter to keep the water clean.
  • A heater to keep the water at the correct temperature.
  • A thermometer to monitor the water temperature.
  • A light to provide the fish with the right amount of light.
  • Substrate for the fish to swim on and hide in.
    Decor to make the tank look natural and provide the fish with hiding places.
  • Water conditioner to remove chlorine and other harmful chemicals from the tap water.
  • Fish food that is appropriate for the type of fish you have.

When choosing fish for your tank, you need to consider the following factors:

  • The size of the tank.
  • The water temperature.
  • The pH of the water.
  • The temperament of the fish.
  • The diet of the fish.
  • It is also important to research the specific species of fish you are interested in to make sure they are compatible with each other.
The frequency with which you need to clean your tank will depend on the size of the tank, the number of fish in the tank, and the type of filter you have. However, you should aim to do a partial water change at least once a week.

Some common problems with keeping tropical fish include:

  • Water quality problems.
  • Overfeeding.
  • Disease.
  • Fighting between fish.
  • It is important to be aware of these problems and to take steps to prevent them.

Here are some tips for keeping tropical fish healthy:

  • Use a good quality filter.
  • Change the water regularly.
  • Test the water quality regularly.
  • Feed your fish the correct amount of food.
  • Avoid overstocking your tank.
  • Quarantine new fish before adding them to your tank.
  • Be aware of the signs of disease and take action early.

Come into our store or give us a call on 01992 444393 and we’ll be happy to answer any more questions you might have!