Enhancing the Life of Your Fish

  • Plants and vegetation can enhance the enjoyment of your aquarium. Silk and plastic life-like plants are a low-maintenance, attractive alternative to live plants. Although live plants can add oxygen to the aquarium, they require 12-14 hours of light per day and occasionally you will need to prune, replant and fertilize them.
  • To create bubbles using an air stone, bubble-wand or an air powered ornament such as a diver or a treasure chest, you’ll need an air pump. You’ll also need some air line tubing, about 1/4" in diameter, to connect the air pump to the device and a check valve to prevent the water from draining from the tank when the air pump is off.
  • Rocks and ornaments such as caves and driftwood provide hiding places for the fish, especially for new additions to the aquarium that may be shy and a little nervous. These items are more than just decorative additions. They offer security and seclusion in your pet’s new home.
  • Just like other pets, fish enjoy snacks occasionally. Give them a treat of Tetra® Baby Shrimp or Tetra® Bloodworms to supplement their regular food.
  • Adding a decorative background to your aquarium will give the illusion of an underwater shipwreck or a beautiful coral reef. It’s an inexpensive way to add variety to your tank.