Calm Down your Stressed Fish
First of all, you should know why your fish is stressed because there are so many reasons and it can be difficult to notice when our fish is stressed.
Some factors that include stress in fish are-
- Poor quality of water
- Incorrect Water temperature
- Filter system
- Food that you feed your fish
- Lack of Aquarium decor
- Improper diet
- Illness or injury
The most common cause of stress to fish is sudden changes in the environment. They didn't adapt to the environment easily. If you change the location or tank you should check once that your fish is comfortable or not.
With patience and a little persistence, you can teach your fish to follow your fingers, eat from your hand, swim through a hoop, and play soccer.
Whenever you see an aquarium you also see fish swimming around the floating object. Because fish love nibbling on plants and swimming around floating objects. It takes at least an hour for a new fish to adjust entirely to a new environment.
How to know if your fish is stressed?
If you notice that your fish is breathing heavily or gasping for air or if you see any behavioral change reduced activity, and excessive hiding so your fish is stressed.
Physical (nicks or leads) or color changes (lighter to darker), darker to lighter, discoloration or spots, they could be suffering from stress. When fish are stressed, they often develop odd swimming patterns.
Methods to Distressed your Fish
- Always check if your fish is adapting or not.
- Do more and more decor for them to give them a natural aquatic environment.
- Re-create a natural environment.
- Always keep the aquarium clean.
- Check the aquarium temperature.
- Remove excess algae.
- Introducing new batchmates to the aquarium.
- Give them a proper diet.
Signs that your fish is happy
When fish are happy they swim back and forth freely and energetically around the tank. Quite like humans, happy fish might have a vibrant glow to their skin and they are breathing normally.
Fish are capable of recognizing their owner's face and so Fish show affection to humans.
In some cases, mild stress is something your aquarium fish can recover from but, in many cases, it is an early sign of something that can become a major problem.
Change Aquarium water frequently to keep nitrate and ammonia levels low. Provide an optimal filtration system like the floral underwater filter that captures debris and bacteria. while ensuring proper oxygenation of your Fish Tank. Fish become frustrated and unhappy when kept in cramped bowls or tanks. All tanks should have a pump to keep water flowing continuously.
Once the panic (stress) has passed, the fish must also regain its natural balance, This can take hours or days some time. Chronic stress is often not visible; it can take weeks and months to develop. It all depends on how you cure them.
It's not an easy task to take care of fish. All animals and plants are just like humans; they also need care and love. Most important thing is to give more attention and regular check-up to your fish. It will help your fish. The life of fish totally depends on water quality and the environment in which they live.