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Fish are not maintenance free pets. Many owners think this when they first start, but fish systems require the same care and cleaning as any other pet. Keeping up with regular fish tank maintenance is critical to the survival of your fish. Especially when you are first starting out, it is important to keep up with your regular fish tank maintenance schedule. Maintaining a regular maintenance schedule for your aquarium will be of the most benefit to your fish by keeping your water quality within appropriate parameters.
Our best advice: add your regular maintenance to your TO DO list or calendar and make it a priority. Get the whole family involved and take the time to give your fish a happy, healthy home. Here is a helpful checklist for everything you need to do on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis.
Fish Tank Maintenance Checklist
If you follow the above checklist, get the family involved and make fish care a priority, your fish will have a long, happy life. If you’re confused or unsure the best way to clean your tank, watch our Best Tank Cleaning Practices video.