Currently, the movement of raising ornamental fish is increasingly popular in our country. As the demand for ornamental fish is increasing, the number and types of ornamental fish are increasingly diverse and quality. Many ornamental fish species are not only chosen as favorite pets in the family but also contribute to bringing feng shui to that family. And when it comes to feng shui ornamental fish, it is impossible not to mention ornamental carp.
Breeding ornamental carp in a clean and beautiful cement tank is easy to care for
Characteristics of carp species
This is a medium-sized fish with a diamond-shaped and flat body. Carp head oblong, mouth wide, obtuse, arc-shaped. The two lips are unbalanced: the lower lip is more developed than the upper lip, and the lower jaw is also longer than the upper one.
Carps have 2 pairs of antennae: The pair of antennae from the mouth of the fish are short, and the pair of antennae at the angle of the jaw are equal to or larger than the eye diameter.
The fish's eyes are convex, neither big nor small, lying on either side, leaving a fairly wide gap.
The back of the fish has a blue-black border, the back edge is curved and more tapered than the belly edge. The belly of the carp is silvery white. The bottom of the fish's fin is slightly black. Their fins are red-orange. Wide gill membrane.
The body of the fish has many large round scales.
What are the advantages of raising carp in a cement tank?
Usually, you will see the popular fish farming model in rafts, lakes, ponds, etc. However, recently the trend has shifted to using cement tanks. Cement aquariums have the following advantages:
This type of tank will help you control the number of fish well, without loss;
The process of raising fish will be simpler and more convenient;
With carp farming in a cement tank, it will save money and effort to renovate the aquarium after each culture period;
Preparing to raise ornamental carp in a cement tank
Prepare the cement tank
With the above benefits, many people prefer this type of cement tank. You should build a semi-floating, semi-submersible tank for convenient care and space-saving.
Construction materials include bricks and cement. The surface is coated with a smooth cement layer.
Source of water used for fish farming
Of course, you must use clean water, absolutely free of harmful substances and disinfectants.
You can use tap water to feed carp. However, the chlorine content in tap water is quite high, so when you pour the water into the tank, you should dechlorinate it first before releasing the fish. There are 2 ways to remove the following:
Drain the water into the tank, and wait 24 hours before releasing the fish into the tank.
Use a dechlorinating solution purchased at the aquarium store to remove it.
To keep the water clear and clean during the farming process, you need to prepare a water filtration system. Currently, many carp farmers use overflow filtration systems, external filters, etc.
Moreover, in the process of raising the table, it is recommended to regularly change the water and combine it with an antiseptic solution to kill pathogens and avoid making fish sick.
Habitat temperature of carp
The ornamental carp is suitable for freshwater environments. However, they can still live in mildly saline water (salinity ranges from 5 to 6%).
For fish to breathe well, the water must contain at least 2.5 mg/l of oxygen. The water temperature is from 17 to 20 degrees Celsius.