Goldfish House Cleaning

Koi Goldfish house cleaning should be a part of our weekly maintenance

Just like the house you live in, your goldfish house gets cluttered and dirty over time. There’s more to goldfish house cleaning than a water change. Even though you regularly vacuum the gravel and exchange water, grunge builds up, hiding under the items in your aquarium or pond

When we vacuum our floors, the dust bunnies under the couch often go unnoticed, the gunk on top of the fridge forgotten and the ring around the tub left for another day. We all do it, and that’s okay. There are more important things than having a perfectly clean home, but we also know that when our house is dirty, it can effect our health, and the same is true with our goldfish

Goldfish house cleaning

Make it a point to do a thorough cleaning in your fish house at least once a month. No, this doesn’t mean performing a 100% water change. It means lift those decorations and vacuum beneath them. If they’re hollow, rinse in steaming hot water to destroy any bad bacteria building up in the cavity; a favorite spot for bad bugs

Koi house cleaning

The roots of plants, real or fake are another favorite location for bad bugs. Pull your plants from the gravel or from their container and give them a dip in salt water. Real plants harboring bad bugs will wither and die in a short time, which leads to an unhealthy environment

goldfish house cleaning
Goldfish house cleaning

If you have pond pumps, lift the pump and gravel beneath it or move it a few inches

A clean fish house is a healthy fish house you’ve heard it said, but don’t over clean. Waste is the foundation of a natural ecosystem. One of the biggest mistakes goldfish keepers make is performing 100% water changes and cleaning their filters and pumps

10 Steps to Goldfish and Koi Keeping

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Author: Brenda Rand


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