Why Not to Overcrowd Your Aquarium

If you have an aquarium, you may be tempted to fill it with as many fish as you can or with as many fun accessories for your fish as you can. But you should know that there are problems that can arise with overcrowding your aquarium.

If you overcrowd your aquarium with too many fish, you may be allowing too many toxins to be present in the water. Each fish creates their own amount of waste and toxins, so the more fish that are present in your tank, the more toxins that you can have. If you do not keep the aquarium properly cleaned and clean it often, these toxins can build up and become very dangerous for your fish. Different fish also require different levels of alkaline in the aquarium. If your aquarium has a variety of fish, you should be aiming to keep the PH level about 6.8-7.0.

Be aware that having an overcrowded aquarium is also going to require a lot more maintenance than only having a few fish in it. You will have to be able to filter the water more often and pay closer attention and monitor the pH levels in the aquarium. Overcrowding in an aquarium demands more oxygen and having a lack of oxygen in the aquarium can be dangerous to your fish.

Usually when you have the right amount of fish in your aquarium, you are able to react to any situation that arises such as a heater breaking and you are able to safely remove all of your fish in time, but if you have too many fish and something like that happens to your aquarium, you may not have enough time to get all of your fish out safely.

When it comes to the amount of accessories that you have in your aquarium, be careful not to overcrowd it. It can be fun to have a lot of colorful accessories, but too many can cause problems for your fish. It is always a good idea to have the proper amount of fish in your aquarium and a couple accessories for your fish.

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