The popularity of round aquariums and goldfish is due to two main factors - goldfish are among the most hardy and unpretentious aquatic inhabitants, and round aquariums are in harmony with any interior and are easy to clean. However, despite such advantages, there are several important rules that apply to keeping fish in such containers.
Features of the content of goldfish
Goldfish are considered to be one of the hardiest aquarium dwellers. They are able to withstand quite significant water cooling or heating. It is recommended to equip aquariums with special temperature control devices, but goldfish can simply change the water more often and provide the necessary care.
In their natural environment, goldfish are able to survive even in icy water. They are among the most tenacious aquatic creatures.
Any aquatic plants must be present in an aquarium with a goldfish. Just a few twigs are enough. At the bottom of the vessel, you can pour gravel or place decorative balls that will turn a round aquarium into a kind of designer decoration for an apartment or office. It is not recommended to use sand in this case. A round aquarium has a small area, and dust can instantly pollute the water and make it detrimental to the goldfish.
It is very important to provide the aquatic inhabitant with a sufficient amount of light. It is better to place the aquariums in well-lit areas or use additional equipment. Due to the lack of sunlight, the goldfish may die.
Keeping several goldfish in one round aquarium is not worth it. The calculation of the required area must be made in accordance with the proportion - 1 cm of the body length of the fish per 3 liters of water. Otherwise, the inhabitants of the vessel simply will not have enough oxygen for normal life.
Features of round aquariums
Keeping goldfish in a nearly empty tank is not recommended. The fact is that with a minimal amount of vegetation, the walls of such a vessel create a lens effect. A fish in such an atmosphere will be in constant fear, which will lead to serious consequences from stress.
Quite often you can see completely empty aquariums with goldfish. However, it is better not to create such conditions for a pet. Vegetation for fish is a supplement to the main food and a source of vitamins.
In a round aquarium, it is imperative to create the most comfortable conditions for its inhabitants. To do this, you need a small lighting system, a water purifier and a special heater. For round aquariums, special compact equipment is produced, which does not take up much space and does not spoil the appearance of the original vessel. Quite often, for example, you can find round aquariums with special lids, in which all the necessary systems are mounted.