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Also known as the Lace Gourami, this cool tropical freshwater fish is one of the most popular Gourami fish for aquarium lovers, thanks to it’s beautiful appearance and its hardy build. They are easy to care for, and can be kept in tanks with at least 30 gallons of water, but like many other types of Gourami, they do require space at the top of the tank so they can breath air.
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After initially making sure that your tank size, décor, lighting, substrate, and plants are suitable for your lovely fish, they are very easy to care for. Since there is so much conflicting advice about tropical fish care in general, I will leave the specifics, but make sure that you have an established tank, do regular water changes, and feed them appropriately, they require no additional care. TROPICAL FISH CARE - PETSTATION FISH FAIR
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Slightly different to the usual on SummerTheToller, this is the first video of my new series focusing on caring for animals: in this video I will show the basics of fish caring. This includes good species to choose, bad species to choose, feeding, keeping water clean, setting up the tank, choosing a good store and water testing.
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Q: Can I get other fish other than freshwater tropicals?
A: Yes, there are saltwaters too. While far more elegant and beautiful than the normal freshwater they are incredibly hard to care for. Freshwaters make good beginner species are are a lot easier: if you still want saltwaters than practice caring for freshwaters first, then get a saltwater once you know what to do.

Q: I found snails on the plants I bought. What should I do?
A: Snails are normal to find. If they are bladder snails they can overbreed quickly. Don't try and kill them; if you don't like them then get a fish such as a loach to eat the eggs or snails themselves. To remove them quickly place a piece of cabbage in the water and leave it overnight and they will crawl on. Then remove the cabbage and place them in your pond for they are far better for ponds, and quite useful for removing algae.

Q: I want to get a pleco. What kind should I get?
A: Bristlenose plecos are the best. Common plecos and other species often grow to large sizes and often outgrow the tank. Bristlenoses are cute and small - with adventurous attitudes. However, you must feed them other foods than the typical fish flakes such as algae wafers and pleco tablets.

Q: Which fish are good together?
A: Most peaceful fish are good together. Danios do well with most species. If you have mollies or other fast fish don't buy fish with flowing fins such as guppies or bettas as they will nip. If you have swordtails, don't buy fish with bright colours.

Q: How many fish do I put in my tank?
A: Most fish stores have overcrowded tanks because the tanks are only temporary. I reckon 4 and a half litres per each inch of fish. This many seem very spacious but it is best for the fish.

Q: How often do I clean my tank?
A: Once a week - or two weeks

Q: When should I feed my fish?
A: A pinch of flakes a day is a healthy amount. Overfeeding or underfeeding are often the cause of issues. It is the same for pleco wafers: one per day. However, I recommend placing these in at night or other fish may eat them: starving your pleco.

More questions? Put them in the comments below and I will answer them personally :)But setting up a fish tank is not as simpleas buying a tank and filling it with water and fish. Fish are not “easy”pets to care for. Their water must be kept very clean and often at a certaintemperature, just to keep the fish alive. For example, goldfish are happy in awide range of water temperatures – sometimes downright chilling, but Africanand South American fish come from tropical climates and require constant watertemperatures ranging from 70 to 78 degrees, which is higher than normal roomtemperature.After the aquarium is set up and working properly, tropical fish need regular care. Here are the main things owners should do to keep their fish healthy.