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:

DWei said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Blue Grumpster said...

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

Aunt Mary said...

MY G.K IS BECOMING BETTER AND BETTER :)

Cloudia said...

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

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Unknown said...

Great fact, never knew that

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is very true!

A new life said...

cute :)

Holy Ghost Writer said...

A great fact, have to remember that

Christine said...

So interesting, never thought of that.

DeniseinVA said...

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

Emmylou said...

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!

MEcoy said...

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

A Beer for the Shower said...

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.

jaybird said...

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

Unknown said...

it is interesting!

Dana said...

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

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Yep, that's why I don't wat to have a goldfish...
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Redischic said...

Nice!!

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Optimistic Existentialist said...

This is good info for me since I am getting an aquarium this summer!

Anna and Klaudia said...

amazing fact! thanks for sharing :)

PARTOFSTREET said...

nice fact about fish :D

Theresa Mahoney said...

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

Anna-Alina said...

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

Al Penwasser said...

Pretty cool.

Kay said...

This is very interesting to know.