fish tank care and feeding
January 11, 2013 10:07 AM Subscribe
My daughter (she's 3, so, really, her parents) received a 10 gallon fish tank for Christmas. I know nothing about fish.
posted by dpx.mfx to pets & animals (18 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
It is currently set up with gravel and plastic plants, a filter (that sits on the outside and actually filters the water out of the tank I guess?) and a heater. We have 8 fish - 4 neons, two gold crescent platy and two red minor serpae. Evidently the woman at the fish store said in a month we should also get something that eats algae. We have fish food. We have a net. We had some stuff that makes the water fish friendly, but only a sample size.
the fish have been alive for 3 hours so far.
What should I know? what do we need to do, aside from feeding the fish twice a day? How do we clean the tank? Add water?Treat the water? Do we clean the gravel? Seriously - there were no instructions. I will try to get to the fish store and pick the brain of the lady there but it might be a while, and googling brings up tons and tons of sites but I can't sort the wheat from the chaff.