tetra-fish-tankIf it is the first time that you buy tetra fish, then you should start your journey with a small number of fish which requires easy caring ways . Setting up tanks and aquarium needs experience.

So, for beginners, it is best to start their journey with only one inexpensive fish known as test fish. Providing your test fish with perfect living conditions and analyzing their reaction towards them will teach you everything about tetra fish tanks and aquariums.

Setting up a tetra fish tank/aquariums

Setting up a tetra fish tank and aquariums include various tasks that needs to be completed in order to maintain overall health of fishes. It includes:

  • Aquarium Materials such as gravel, decorations and stones should be washed periodically with colander. Avoid using soap or detergent to wash these materials as they are toxic to fish.
  • Add Water: one third of aquarium should be filled up with room temperature water, adding tetra aqua safe to de-chlorinate water.
  • Decoration and Plants: rocks, live or plastic plants and ornaments should be very well arranged in an aquarium. Adding live plants involves taking extra care such as they should be planted at specific water temperature and should be moist till the time they are planted.
  • Balance of Water: Fill up the aquarium to the top leaving some space between water level and the cover.
  • Filter, Heater and Thermometer: when using outside filters, you should fill them with filter cartridge. Heater should be secured as per directions and thermometer should be placed far away from heater as possible.
  • Starting Your Aquarium Equipment: start your aquarium and switch on power filter, heater and air pump and make sure that your power is working properly and heater is adjusted to give perfect temperature.
  • Add Fish to the Aquarium starting with floating fish in plastic bags for 15 minutes in your aquarium which allows temperature in plastic bag to become in equilibrium with temperature in aquarium. Add tetra safestart and place fish into aquarium.
  • Cover the Aquarium with hood and turn on the lights.
  • First Feeding and Control: feeding should be done after tetra fishes have adapted to their environment.

Tank Size

Beginners should start with providing their tetra fish, large aquarium of about 20 gallon to provide them with enough space to grow and thrive. Large volume of water ensures easy maintenance of balance of environment.

Tetra Aquarium 20 Gallon Fish Tank Kit, Includes LED Lighting and Decor
  • Tetra Glass Aquariums are made in the USA and are built to last with scratch resistant glass
  • The Tetra Aquarium comes loaded with an LED hood, that provides a natural daytime effect and a Whisper Filter that is whisper quiet while providing powerful, dependable water flow
  • Artificial Plants add a unique, natural ocean feel while giving your fish a place to hide which reduces fish stress
  • The Tetra Kit includes: one 20 Gallon Glass Aquarium, one LED hood, one Tetra Mini UL Heater, one Tetra Whisper 20 Filter, one artificial Boxwood Plant Mat, four artificial plants. Add gravel and fish to complete your aquarium
  • Aquarium Dimensions: 24.2" L x 12.4" W x 16.7" H

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An aquarium with small size will show frequent variations in water quality and parameters like temperature and pH level which can be harmful for your tetra fish.

Tetra Tank Mates

Tetra fish are known to exist in variety of colors like red, blue and black . Mix of different types of tetra fish in a community tank is a must watch behavior of tetra fish. Their behavior may be described as follows:

  • Schooling fish: tetra fish prefer small groups of single same species. You should ensure that you have a school of six small fishes together.
  • Adding other species of tetra in community tank also works well.
  • Friendly: tetras are observed to be friendly with fishes of different species that are similar in size and activity.

Safestart

Tetra SafeStart helps to start aquarium from the beginning by adding good bacteria required to break fish waste and start filtration and eliminates need to wait for many weeks for tank to cycle.

Filters

Filtration is a important part of keeping fish. An aquarium filter works by keeping water conditions clean and healthy and also maintains aquarium by processing solid, biological and dissolved waste.

Solid waste is removed by mechanical filtration, dissolved waste by chemical filtration and biological waste is removed by biological filtration.

Wisper Filter PF10

Tetra Whisper PF10 power filtration removes waste mechanically, biologically and chemically. Hence, it is a type of three in one filter.

  • Mechanical Filter removes solid waste.
  • Chemical Filterremoves dissolved waste.
  • Biological Filterremoves biological waste.
Tetra Whisper Power Filter 10 Gallons, Quiet 3-Stage aquarium Filtration (26316)
  • QUIET & RELIABLE The Tetra Whisper Power Filter uses 3-stage filtration to create clear clean water – PF 10 treats aquariums up to 10 gallons
  • ABSORBS ODORS Ultra-Activated carbon removes both odor and water discoloration
  • CATCHES DEBRIS Dense dual-sided mesh filters debris and fish waste
  • INNOVATIVE CLEANING POWER Integrated Stay Clean technology reduces buildup on glass and binds small dirt particles to make them easier to filter
  • CARTRIDGE REFILLS Change cartridges monthly uses medium-sized Tetra Whisper Bio-Bag Cartridges (refills sold separately)

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Tetra FS3060

  • The Tetra FS3060 is a perfect filtration system for 30 to 60 gallon tank. It is multi-stage filtration system that provides you with continuous flushing action maximizing oxygenation and water agitation.

 

 

    

Submersible Aquarium Heaters

Measuring water temperature periodically is very important and its failure may result in death of your tetra fish. Hence, Submersible Aquarium Heaters are used which are technologically advanced in monitoring water temperatures. It gives real time and accurate temperature readings.

Bestseller No. 1
FREESEA 50 Watt Aquarium Submersible Betta Heater with Aquarium Submersible Thermometer
  • 【50 Watt Heater】: This Aquarium heater is suitable for 5 to 15 gallons aquariums, Length - 6.8 inch,voltage 110-120V, power cord is 4.0 ft, please choose the right wattage aquarium heater according to our size chart.
  • 【Temperature range】: 63°F~95°F , It is very easy to adjust the temperature you need, we also deliberately give each customer a free diving thermometer, you can observe the water temperature of the fish tank at any time.
  • 【Intelligent temperature control】:Automatic constant temperature function, when water temperature reaches to specified temperature value, heater will automatically stop heating, when water temperature is lower than the set temperature, heater will automatically start heating. Furthermore, Automatic safety shut-off feature, and overheating protection.
  • 【Note】: 1. Aquarium heater is 100% submersible use only, during its heating time, heater must be 100% submerged into the water.,Please unplug the power supply when cleaning the fish tank or aquarium water changes. 2. Heater rod is suitable for people over 16 years of age. Children or minors should be under adult guidance or supervision.
  • 【SATISFACTION GUARANTEED】: Gain the confidence to go hard with us! Our Aquarium Heater is built with durability in mind and safety for every design, In the remote possibility that you’re not satisfied with our product, just contact us, and we will gladly give you a new Aquarium Heater replacement. 12 Month Warranty and 24 Hour Professional After-sales Service.
Bestseller No. 2
Orlushy Submersible Aquarium Heater 300W-Fish Tahk Heater with Adjust Knob Thermostat 2 Suction Cups Suitable for Marine Reef Fish Tank Sump
  • 300W aquarium heater is suitable for 50 to 80 gallons aquariums,Length - 11 inch,voltage 110-120V, power cord is 6ft, please choose the right wattage aquarium heater according to our size chart.
  • It shows an area to adjust the temperature. It's not exactly accurate but it turns easy and can be adjusted at small intervals.
  • Explosion Proof: 2mm thickened quartz glass,can be used in fresh water and salt water aquariums,easy to hide in the tank.
  • Precise temperature dial from 68 to 89°F allows for complete control of aquatic climate within a 1-degree difference.
  • Adjustable Aquarium Fish Tank Water Heater Sensitive and reliable thermostat maintains uniform temperature. Automatic shut off when the temperature is reached
SaleBestseller No. 3
Fluval M50 Submersible Heater, 50-Watt Heater for Aquariums up to 15 Gal., A781
  • Aquarium heater that blends into the aquarium environment with built-in reflective technology that mirrors the surrounding colors
  • Computer-calibrated thermostat and easy-to-adjust temperature control dial
  • Shock resistant Borosilicate glass and high density ceramic heat sick
  • Easy to install with slim profile tube for easy placement
  • 50-watt heater suitable for freshwater and saltwater aquariums up to 15 gallons with a 3-year warranty
SaleBestseller No. 4
AQQA Aquarium Heater,100W/200W/300W/500W/800W Fish Tank Heater,External Temperature Controller LED Temperature Display with 2 Suction Cups Suitable for Marine Saltwater and Freshwater
  • 【Explosion-proof Quartz Glass Aquarium Heater Durable and Safer】The heater made of explosion-proof quartz glass material and a high-temperature resistant nickel-chromium heating wire with silicon carbide heat conduction,faster water heating and long lasting.2 hours heating 1℃.The shell is a high temperature resistant PC material, which can effectively protect the fish from scalding.
  • 【Temperatures Ranges 59℉ to 93℉,Automatic Heating】The heating rod built-in thermometer,When the water temperature is lower than the set temperature by 1℉, the heater will automatically heat up, and stop heating when the water temperature is consistent with the set temperature.Fahrenheit and Celsius can be converted to each other,Pressing and holding for 5 seconds changes temperature display from Celsius to Fahrenheit.
  • 【LED External Controller with Indicator Light】The controller is not waterproof, please keep away from water,LED digital display screen shows the current water temperature and preset temperature.The number above the controller is the current water temperature, and the number below is the set temperature,Red light means heating,Blue lights indicate constant temperature,blue light flashing indicates the heater not fully submersibled.
  • 【Memory Function,Dry Burning-resistant Protection】Controller with memory function,If power is shut off,the heater will keep the temperature settings until it powers on again,no need to worry about pets when you going out.When the heating rod is 5cm above the water surface, the heating rod will automatically power off, and the controller will display "E1". When submerged in the water again, the heater will automatically return to normal, no need to unplug the power or reset the controller.
  • 【Controller Can Be Installed with Adjustable Hooks】A hook can be installed on the back of the controller to hang on the fish tank. The installation is very simple and no tools are needed.The size of the hook can be adjusted according to the thickness of the fish tank,Very safe and reliable.AQQA products enjoy a one-year warranty, please rest assured to buy.
SaleBestseller No. 5
FREESEA 50W Mini Aquarium Heater Fish Tank Submersible Heater with LED Temperature Display
  • Temperature range: 59°F~94°F, display Fahrenheit °F, this heater is designed for1~10 gallons tank.
  • Automatic constant temperature function, when water temperature reaches to specified temperature value, heater will automatically stop heating, when water temperature is lower than the set temperature, heater will automatically start heating.
  • Touch button, cyclic adjust temperature , easy to use and Safety.
  • 【Note】:this heater is 100% submersible use only, during its heating time, heater must be 100% submerged into the water.
  • 【SATISFACTION GUARANTEED】Gain the confidence to go hard with us! Our Aquarium Heater is built with durability in mind and safety for every design, In the remote possibility that you’re not satisfied with our product, just contact us, and we will gladly give you a new Aquarium Heater replacement. 12 Month Warranty and 24 Hour Professional After-sales Service.

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Biotope

A biotope is an aquarium set up to simulate natural habitat. In biotype aquarium, every type of environment condition is similar to natural habitat.

Parasite guard

Parasite guard includes tablets for the the treatment of fish parasites. These tablets dissolve very fast and is considered as a fast remedy for variety of internal and external fish parasites.

Tetra parasite guard eliminates need for measuring or scooping  powder or liquid medicine. This guard removes external and internal parasites such as flukes, lice, anchor worm,

internal worms and flagellates like hexemita or spironucleus linked and related to hole-in-the-head disease.  Parasite guard also protects tropical aquarium fish from secondary infections. It works efficiently  without any need of raising water temperature.

Algae control

Algae control provides solution to control algae in ornamental ponds full of plants and tetra fish. It is very efficient and is used to combat algae blooms, hair algae, string algae and weed in tanks with synthetic liners. Its well concentrated formula is used for the treatment of large amount of water.

Fungus and Ick guard

Ick Guard is a conditioner that is used to quickly clear ick and white spot on freshwater aquarium fish. Ick is the result of changes in aquarium water temperature.

Ick guard also have special and specific ingredients to protect tetra fish from secondary infections.  Aquarium fish fungus treatment is done with the help of fungus guard that treats conditions related to a variety of fungus and bacteria on tropical tetra fish.

It is also used for the treatment of fungus, tail, hemorrhagic septicemia, fin or mouth rot, clamped fins and dropsy.

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Written by Debra Hutchinson, founder of FishXperts