Hey guys about 3 months ago i bought a tropical aquarium. I'll start of with specs
100W heater + the flouro lights and UV lights up top
It has a 500/L a minute pump in it
Also another air pump that puts bubbles in the tank pumping air through an octapus
I have in the way of fish a...
5 inch Bala shark/silver shark
1 male gourami 2.5 inches
2 females gourami 2.5 inches
4 pearl gourami
So far have not killed any yet so i imagine i must be doing the tank setup right i generally clean the water out once a month
I have about 8 plants that look like strandy seaweed and the fish love them
i feed them flakes and algae pellets and as a treat i also give them frozen blood worms they all eat everything i give them
Anyhow here is a photo, did have a few more questions though my bala shark has jumped a fair few times whilst i've cleant the tank out and as a result has lost a couple of scales he doesn't seem affected though but will they grow back? and what should i add to my tank if he accidently loses any more.
Also i noticed the shark gets spooked way way to easily at night when it's all darkened room, i fixed this by leaving only one half the fish tank lit up and they seem happy but what else can i do to reduce his frightened nature or does the fish have bad eye sight or something and sudden movements scare him?
The other fish tank i have is also a tropical aquarium
60L glass tank
a small filter which seems to work done the job over last 3 months
a top flouro light
about 6 plants
a bubble wall at the back of the tank
It's got alot of smaller fish in it, i think in total about 12, all tetras of some sort i am not entirely sure i clean out the tank once every month and a half a full changeover.
so far just feeding them flakes and they seem happy it's my g/f's tank so she manages it, had a couple of fish die however over last 3 months not sure what causes it but had 2 problems.
one looked pregnant and had a bloated belly then died, the other just lost all balance and did circles and loops and died later that day what could cause that and what can fix it?