Look I’ve killed fish you’ve killed fish we’ve all killed fish but these are my top ten fastest ways to kill your aquarium fish. Ways to kill your fish quickly like avoiding the nitrogen cycle and not letting the beneficial bacteria build up. You gotta let it build up folks. People try to rush their tanks, they get too many fish too quickly in their aquarium. Everyone’s acting like a 14 year old boy on a date. Go slow, take your time.
Ask me about my first five gallon aquarium which had both black and hot neon eighties pink gravel in it along with a no fishing sign where I added five goldfish to it too quickly. I immediately killed three of them going too quick. Ttake your time let the nitrogen cycle work for you folks. my number 10
Number nine fastest way to kill your aquarium fish quickly using pink gravel. Alright folks now pay attention, now we’re getting to the tricky part. Tricky part is getting rid of the pink rabbit. Now pink gravel has been known to cause both birth defects and cancer in young children so you want to be real careful with this pink gravel. Remember friends don’t let friends use pink gravel so we’re going to take your mom’s dustpan, we’re going to make sure she’s not around we’re going to use a crappy dustpan if we got it. Then we’re gonna scoop the gravel out of the bottom of the tank.
Here is my number eight fastest way to kill your fish quickly. You buy a fish that doesn’t go with all of your other fish check out my pissed off fish video You buy a fish called a green terror or perhaps you buy a fish called a red devil and you wonder what happens. What happens is that it kills all of your other fish in your aquarium. Ask me about the time my buddy Jolly and I. I’ve encouraged him to do it. He bought a one-foot long red-tailed catfish and dropped that sucker in a 75 gallon at night; by Sunrise he had eaten half of his beautiful cichlids including a breeding pair.Number eight, buying fish that will kill all your other fish.
Here is the seventh fastest way to kill your fish. Buying fish that do not match the current water parameters of your aquariums I love rummy nose tetras I love tetras I love schooling tetras I love red fish however I am not keeping rummy nose Tetras in my aquarium. why because rummy nose Tetras like a lower pH and they like warmer water I run cooler tanks I run a slightly higher pH of around seven point five or so, so rummy nose do not fit the water that I have. This is an important thing so do not buy fish that do not match the water that you have. This is a true story I swear to God I cannot make this up when I was working up at the RM Saquaculture up in Cleveland Ohio a guy bought a $1,200 spotted shark. The next day he brought that spotted shark into the pet store dead. I sat there and watched the manager asked him the question, sir what is the salinity of your aquarium and he replied what’s salinity. My number seven know the water requirement of the fish you bring in so you don’t kill him right away.
Sixth fastest way to kill your fish quickly. You’re doing everything right. The story goes back to what I left the book we’re at on Florida and you decide it’s a beautiful sunny day down at Boca and you’re gonna clean the heck out of your aquarium. So what did I do, I took all six of the filter pads out of my 125 and clean them and chlorinated water then I did about a 60% water change, I power clean my aquarium and guess what happened I killed about half of the school of bleeding-heart tetras that I had because I over cleaned my aquarium. Folks be careful when you’re doing water changes over anything like 40%. That’s where you’re getting into the caution zone. Do not over clean your aquarium. Go a little bit at a time. We want little changes my number six way to kill your fish quickly is doing too much of over cleaning it.
Number five fastest way to kill your fish quickly not using dechlor or not using enough dechlor this goes to two stories. Story one when I was a kid I lived in Philly Ohio Flag City, had some fantastic water. I actually thought that using dechlor was just a waste of money and it was a myth. I moved away from there and I realized that chlorine is real. Once back in my office I killed four Australian rainbows by not having dechlor on hand when I was doing a water change and the other time I actually had the stuff in hand and I was doing a big water change on the 220 I now have here in my wonderful city here in Fayette County but it had too much chlorine in the water. I could actually smell it. I didn’t add enough dechlorinator to my tank and the chlorine levels were still too high and killed about 200 neon tetras and a couple of pink ancestress plecos that i loved dearly. Number five not using matured water or not using dechlor will kill your fish.
M number four fastest way to kill your fish quickly I learned this from the grandmaster of fish keeping out of st.Louis mr.Steve Edy. Fastest way to kill your fish quickly is this. If for some reason your filter gets unplugged or you have a power outage of some kind and let’s say your filter is off for more than an hour so your once beneficial bacteria doing you good now starts to die. That bacteria starts to die becomes a moaning because there’s no water flowing through it then when you plug your filter back in you’re gonna pump in all that now ammonia water back into your aquarium which could potentially kill your fish quickly. My number 4 tip if your filters been unplugged for more than an hour dump it out. Start with new water don’t pump that water back up.
Number 3 fastest way to kill your fish quickly. You’ve got your tank, you love your tank, you’re paying attention to your tank and you’re like uh let’s feed the tank bro and what happens you’re like well I eat three times a day bro let’s feed the fish bro let’s feed them three times a day and then what happens you power feed your fish. It’s on you your fish eat it’s on you your fish poop a ton and then what happens your fish have a ton of ammonia, that ammonia spikes, your fish gets sick or you potentially kill your fish. number three don’t feed your fish too much folks feed lightly only a little bit and if you are gonna be heavy do the work through the water changes.
I have a true fastest way to kill your fish quickly. This goes back to number three you power feed your fish all the time but you never do any kind of water changes you know who you are you don’t do any water changes the ammonia builds up all of a sudden one of your fish is dead. Your kids are pissed off, your wife’s pissed off, you are not happy all because you didn’t do the work and do a little bit of a water change. Look through 25% of water changes once a week. If you got the time energy do a little bit more water changes folks. it makes your life easier my number two fastest way to kill your fish not doing the work with the water change.
Number one fastest way to kill your fish quickly is this and it is a sad one folks. You’ve got your tank dialed in, you’re balanced, it’s balanced, you’re feeding just the right amount of food, you’re doing just the right amount of water changes, you might even be having babies You might be propagating plants. Everything is going wonderful for you and your aquarium so what do you do. You listen to the old lady and you take a good bit of vacation. So you planned a family trip in the family truckster and what do you do. It’s your fault, it’s your problem. You leave your aquarium home in the hands of someone you think you can trust with your fish. What happens. You fail to measure out the appropriate amounts of food to put in the tank each day, you fail to show them how frequently to put in the set amount of foods, you fail to show them how to do a water changes or most importantly you fail to realize you could probably leave your fish alone for a week and they will be just freakin fine. Over a week it’s a little bit of trouble so it is your fault ultimately when you go out of town and you leave your aquarium in the hands of someone else who happens to do something that kills your fish. Too much food, crazy water change, whatever. Yes folks the fastest way to kill your fish quickly is to leave them in the untrained hands of someone other than yourself. I’ve seen it happen a bunch of times.