Most aquarium fish can adapt to environmental conditions that are not similar to the natural conditions in which they were born. But this does not mean that they will be happy in any environment and condition. You must be careful that your fish receives fresh and clean water for healthy growth. If this is not the case, then the fish may feel stress that is harmful to its health, and may die soon.
Fish with constant stress are easy victims of various diseases. In addition, stress also reduces the chances of successful breeding of fish and shortens their normal life. It can handle a little stress, but if it increases day by day, your fish can no longer tolerate it. Therefore, the most important aspect of fish farming is, first of all, the elimination of the causes of stress in fish.
But you must remember that eradicating stress alone does not guarantee a healthy aquarium. You must provide healthy living conditions for your fish so that they can thrive. The fish should be able to live with less stress and less life with proper play and relaxation.
Some common causes of stress in aquariums
Typically, in aquariums, the level of stress caused by a particular cause is highly dependent on the species. That is why you should be especially careful to get fish for your aquarium for competing in fish shows. You should choose a fish that is known to fight stress more. Some fish are quite sensitive and may not adapt to changing circumstances. For example, if you have hard alkaline water, you should not buy fish that cannot tolerate this condition.
Nitrogen compounds have varying levels of toxicity and cause a lot of stress to fish. So a good aquarium should have a decent biological filter.
Again, there is a fish that loves soft water, and there is a fish that prefers hard water. Never keep fish with soft water in a hard water tank.
In addition, there are species of fish that love sour water, and some prefer alkaline water.
The amount of space that a fish requires in an aquarium depends entirely on its type. Some fish can easily develop in a small 10-gram aquarium, while there are certain species that require an aquarium of 100 g or more. If you keep the fish in a small aquarium, you can feel stress, which in turn will ruin its health and ultimately kill it. It can also lead to increased aggression in the tank. Some fish also will not breed in this scenario.