How would you like to live your life in a closet? It doesn’t sound very inviting does it? That’s exactly how goldfish feel living in a small bowl. It is cramped.
They can’t stretch and swim very far before they get to the other end of the bowl. I guess you could say it’s very uncomfortable for them. On top of that they can’t get enough oxygen in their small environment.
Oxygen is an absolute necessity if you want your goldfish to grow bigger and live longer.
First and foremost get rid of the bowl and buy your fish a tank or aquarium with an adequate air pump.
Reasons why you must have an air pump
An air pump will enable them to have a good flow of oxygen.
One of the major activities an air pump performs is to keep water moving. It is necessary to keep water moving for a healthy goldfish tank or aquarium because still water attracts mosquitoes and other impurities. Another advantage for your goldfish is that moving water helps your goldfish to swim easily.
3. Regular cleaning of water
An air pump is necessary to keep water clean. According to research, goldfish produce more excreta than most other aquarium fish species. Because of this, the water in the tank gets dirty very quickly. In addition, dirty oxygen gets depleted from the tank faster.
An air pump keeps renewing water so that it always stays fresh. When you see your air pump releasing air bubbles it’s a clear indication oxygen is being circulated in the water. When this happens you know your fish are breathing easier.
4. Size of the air pump
Size is a very important factor when selecting an air pump for your tank or aquarium.
The rule to keep in mind is the smaller the tank the dirtier it gets … and faster. As we also discussed, goldfish expel a lot of excreta.
The nitrogen and other toxic contents are released into the tank. Therefore choosing an air pump of ideal size is important. You don’t want a pump that is so powerful that your fish has to exhaust itself in the tank or it cause injuries. Alternatively you don’t want a tank that barely rotates.
5. Reduces maintenance
When you have a goldfish air pump installed it keeps your water clean and oxygenated. It frees you from having to change the water every day as the air pump keeps water fresh. Additionally it can increase the chances of longer life and better growth of your goldfish.
6. Aquarium decorations
Air pumps come with many accessories. These are much more than aquarium decorations. Designed to look decorative, but rest assured they are helpful in maintaining your healthy aquarium environment. Accessories such as air pipes, water tubes, etc.
There are also filters and small feeding devices, which can be installed. I saw one that had a marbles and treasure chest theme. The air water pump is inside the treasure chest and the door opens and closes at regular intervals all while purifying the water.
These feeders feed your goldfish automatically at specific intervals each day. It can’t get any easier than that.
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