Monday, April 29, 2013

Fact of the Day: Water Oxygen

While it's common knowledge that fish breath underwater through their gills, their supply of oxygen is not limitless. If too many fish populate water shallow enough where there's not enough dissolved oxygen to go around can mean disastrous results for fish. The same rule applies to aquariums as well, as many tanks are far too small for most types of fish. Which makes many people wonder why their fish don't stay alive for very long. 

28 comments:

  1. Also heating up the water reduces the amount of oxygen that can be dissolved in it meaning that it becomes harder to breathe.

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  2. A nice fix would be surface agitation on the surface of water in the aquarium. Get a pump and point it upwards.

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  3. Oh! poor. Very interesting this fact, Adam!Kisses:)

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  4. How come you didn't tell me this in 1980... when my fish were still alive? ;)

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  5. MY G.K IS BECOMING BETTER AND BETTER :)

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  6. Another cool fact, Adam. And yes! You would like the poet Frost :-)

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  8. So interesting, never thought of that.

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  9. I do enjoy stopping by and reading about these things, thanks Adam!

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  10. Amen! I always wonder why people wonder when their goldfishes don't last. Hello! You can't put 10 of them in a 10-gallon tank!

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  11. Ohh i see i heard of this before on news when a fishery has a massive fish kill

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  12. I never knew this, and yet thinking back I had an old friend with a tiny tank, tons of fish, and he was always confused as to why they didn't live long. Go figure.

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  13. That's a cool fact. We keep a bunch of tanks at my house in order to give the fish their "space".

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  14. That's good to know if my kids ever decide they want to own fish. Thanks!

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  15. Nice!!

    kiss,Elle
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  16. This is good info for me since I am getting an aquarium this summer!

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  17. Great information. I always feel bad for the fish who live in small bowls.

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  18. Nice fact! I like fish ( as animals, not food)^^

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  19. This is very interesting to know.

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