Tell us more about yourself!
Hello everyone! I’m Miss Jellyfish. I am here to help new hobbyists when they are facing problems or have questions regarding about fish-keeping. So don’t be shy and drop us an inquiry! What’s more there’s a chance of YOU winning a prize if your question is selected!
How has joining Qian Hu changed some of your misconceptions about fishkeeping?
When someone mentioned fishkeeping, I’ve always associated it as an old man’s hobby and that females are incapable of keeping fishes alive. But, lo and behold, there are a lot of young and middle aged men that has fishkeeping as their hobby, as well as a handful of females. I am actually quite shocked that a few of my female friends are keeping fishes!
Other than fishkeeping as a hobby, do you have any misconceptions of its system or maintenance?
Yes, absolutely. As someone who is quite new in fishkeeping, my knowledge of them is near to zero. For a start, I thought you could just add water into the tank and that’s it. No filter, no pumps, no water cycling, absolutely nothing. But I was so wrong; there are several steps to adhere to before putting your fish in, such as adding anti-chlorine/chloramine into the water and to ensure that your tank is properly “cycled”, etc. (Click here to read more about Nitrogen Cycle!)
How about the fishes or tanks?
As for the fishes, I’ve always assumed that “one tank fits all”, where the tank is capable of housing different types of fish and plant. However, there was a saying of “not everyone fits the mold”, and this applies to fish as well. There are generally three types of aquarium tank, which are Freshwater, Brackish and Marine. Different fishes have different living conditions, hence it is important to choose the most suitable tank to cater to their needs. I would say the marine tank is the prettiest and also the hardest to maintain among these three!
Aside from that, I’ve also thought that you could put in as many fishes as you would like as long as they are submerged in the water. Again, this is a fatal mistake if anyone were to do this. Like humans, fishes require ample of spaces to grow healthily. Plenty of problems arise when the tank is overcrowded such as low oxygen level, high level of ammonia and nitrites due to high volume of fishes’ waste, aggression within the aquarium and stunted fish growth.
Those are a few most common misconceptions among the newcomers. Is there anything else you would like to address?
Last but not least, I’m sure that many have heard that fishkeeping is a hobby that waste a lot of resources like water and electricity. Well, keeping pets ought to incur some expenses. You can’t completely avoid all the costs, but there are ways to minimize the use of resources. You may use our Hydra filter, which features Hydro-Pure Technology. It detoxifies harmful wastes like Ammonia and Nitrite to help maintain purer water, hence minimizing frequency of water change. For lights, you may use our energy saving AquaZonic Evo Slim LED, which leads to lower electrical consumption and greater energy savings!