STARTING A NEW FISH BOWL

A BETTA (FIGHTING FISH) IS THE ONLY FISH WE RECOMMEND TO KEEP IN A BOWL. GOLDFISH NEED SOME FORM OF AIRATION FOR THEM TO SURVIVE AND ALSO GROW TO A LARGE SIZE
  1. Choose a location for your bowl away from direct sunlight and air-conditioning vents.
  2. Rinse gravel and bowl thoroughly with clean water (never use any cleaning agents).
  3. Work our volume and then ¾ fill bowl with tap water. Add correct dose of water conditioner, (Betta Basics or Gold Basics)
  4. Float fish in bag for approximately 15min (To acclimatise the fish), net the fish and add to your bowl.
  5. Top up bowl to desired level.
  6. Enjoy your fish and thank you for shopping at Mackay Pet Super Store.

 

Bowl Maintenance

Wipe side of bowl with new clean, soft cloth to remove algae or slime when necessary.

Carry out a ½ to full water change weekly (depending on how dirty the gravel looks), to remove excess waste from water & gravel.  If a full water change is done, remove fish first and place in clean container with existing water.

Re-fill the bowl with fresh water, add water conditioner and carefully replace fish into the bowl.

Feed fish daily with a good quality food – but DO NOT OVERFEED!

If there are any signs of stress or illness (eg clamped fins, white spots or they are not eating) please see the helpful staff at the Mackay Pet Super Store for helpful information – delayed treatment may cause fish fatality.


GET IN TOUCH

The Superstore is open every day except Christmas Day, Easter Friday and ANZAC Day.

22 Grandview Drive, Greenfields
Monday to Friday 9.00am – 6.00pm
Saturday to Sunday 8.30am – 5.00pm

Visit in-store where our helpful animal experts and delightful staff can assist with all your pet needs.