Do not clean your fish tank frequently as it can kill the beneficial bacterial colonies. However, if there is visible algae growth, it is time to clean the tank. Make sure you never use soap or any other kind of detergent, as the chemical residue can harm your fish.
Why You Should Clean Your Fish Tank
Water in your aquarium can easily become harmful to your fish if it is not maintained correctly. When people find out you keep fish, they probably imagine a crusty, algae-coated tank where you can barely see anything swimming inside. Fish, like every other pet, require love, commitment and care. Part of keeping your fish happy and healthy is cleaning your fish tank on a regular basis, which includes partial water changes and water testing — all which are easy to do at home.
Ingredients to Keep Handy:
Bowl or bucket with water
Algae scrubbing pad
water siphon pump
Cotton cleaning cloth