There are many reasons why fish die in a tank. Stress, inappropriate size of tank, overfeeding, incompatible tankmates, poor water conditions, disease, and so much more. But one common cause of death in aquarium fish is ammonia poisoning.
Ammonia, which is the major waste product of fish is toxic to their health at certain levels. Ammonia poisoning is one of the biggest cause of death in aquarium fish, most commonly in new aquariums, especially when immediately stocked to full capacity. When allowed to accumulate to toxic levels, fish cannot extract energy from feed efficiently and can fall into a coma and die. Trace amounts are generally harmless, although they can still lead to problems over time.
Before you start keeping fish as a hobby, keep in mind that you have the responsibility to provide you aquatic pets with the best living environment that they deserve. Fortunately, there are products that allow you to check the quality of water in your tanks in as easy as 1-2-3. You just have to choose the right products like SJ Wave Aquarium Ammonia Test Strips, which is a popular choice among aquarium enthusiasts; and there’s a good reason they do.
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