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Do You Think Your Pet Fish Smells Bad? Things to Know

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Most of us are interested in the hobby of fishkeeping, but what will you do if you often get foul smell from your fish tank? Is that the smell of the water of the aquarium or the odor comes from the body of your pet fish? Lots of questions come into our mind when we talk about a smelly aquarium. That is the only reason that we are here to help the fishkeepers to know that how a fish tank becomes smelly.

What Do the Fish Smell Off?

There are many factors that make your aquarium smelly because fish are odorless species, and they don’t have sweat glands which will turn the smell of the tank water bad. According to the American Society for Nutrition, you will never get foul smell from the body of a fish when you collect it from a fresh or saltwater. When the fish is dead, the bacteria of the fish body creates foul odor. So, maybe there are some other reasons behind the bad smell of an aquarium. What are they?

Reasons Behind a Smelly Fish Tank

A well-maintained aquarium will never develop any bad odor. If you don’t clean your tank regularly, then the only foul smell will make your aquarium stinky. Moreover, that is not safe and hygienic for the health of your pet fish or other aquatic species.

Uncleaned condition of a fish home is the prime reason that most of the aquatic species are affected by various life-threatening diseases. Have a look at some causes of the bad odors in the fish tank:

1. Death of a Fish or Other Aquatic Species

As we have discussed before, the common cause of a smelly aquarium is dead fish. If a fish is dead for more than 1-2 days, some fishkeepers ignore the fact and don’t clean the tank. If the dead fish is not removed in time, then it starts rotting and producing harmful bacteria that are smelly and poisonous for the other living things in the tank. The smell of a dead fish is so strong that it takes 2-3 days to muffle the odor.

2. Uneaten Food in the Tank

Overfeeding is another reason of foul smell in the aquarium. When you give excessive foods to your fish in the tank, the uneaten foods fall at the bottom of the tank, and with the passing time, the foods start getting decayed. If the tank is not cleaned in time, then the bad bacteria will produce the foul odor which is not good for the health of your pet fish.

3. Decayed or Decomposed Plants

If the dead and decomposed plants in the tank are unattended, a stench smell and the brown slime make the water murky and smelly.

4. Fish Poops and Other Wastes

Extreme bio-waste is the result of an overcrowded tank. If many fish live in a small volume of water, then they excrete much and that makes the water of the tank filthy. If the water is not replaced in time, then it is hard to remove the foul smell from the tank.

5. Dirty Filter in the Aquarium

The work of a filter is to collect gunk that floats in the water of the aquarium. Moreover, a good filter flushes out the waste particles from the water. So, it is necessary to clean the filtration system on time. If the filter remains in an uncleaned condition, then it will also produce a foul smell in the water.

Therefore, lack of hygiene management in the tank is the reason that your fish tank produces a foul smell. Your pet fish really does not make your tank smelly by its body odor. It is your responsibility to clean a fish tank weekly and keep the environment of your fish home fresh and clean with hygiene management.

Michelle has been a part of the journey ever since Bigtime Daily started. As a strong learner and passionate writer, she contributes her editing skills for the news agency. She also jots down intellectual pieces from categories such as science and health.

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Samuel Leeds Buys Shares In Property Tribes; Says He Wants To Make It Better

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People in UK property circles may be familiar with the very public dispute between former MTV presenter, property investor, and community manager of the company Property Tribes, Vanessa Warwick, & property investment trainer and owner of the company ‘Property Investors’, Samuel Leeds; as Leeds has accused Warwick of assisting with racism and discrimination against ethnic minority tenants. In recent news, Samuel Leeds was reported to have bought a 35% share of the company Property Tribes, making him officially now a person of significant control at Property Tribes.

Warwick established Property Tribes to accumulate wisdom from various property owners and landlords to create a place of guidance for people in the industry to do business better. According to the company,

“We wanted to create a free use, safe, and agenda-free place for landlords to get information from a “hive mind”, not a singularity, so that they could learn and grow their property business.”

However, in one of his recent videos, Samuel Leeds pointed out blatant support of racism in some of the advice coming from Warwick herself. As one of the landlords asks on the forum – if they would be implicated by the race discrimination laws in the UK for refusing tenancy to Bangladeshi families as the landlord is not fond of the smell of their staple food, curry; Vanessa Warwick herself is seen advising against mentioning the reason for said refusal, thus averting the legal repercussions altogether.

In the video, Leeds points out several more situations where Warwick has behaved in a racist manner. In fact, she has become a new advisor on the panel of the UK’s Property Redress Scheme and has been under criticism in their forum as well for supporting discrimination against ethnic minorities.

Warwick also expressed strong disapproval of Leeds as a property trainer citing the reason that his students came from the “vulnerable” demographic. Leeds called out the racist mindset in this reasoning, as in reality, his students predominantly come from ethnic minorities and don’t fall in the “vulnerable” category. He began drawing attention to the issue over his YouTube channel and his website, and ended up facing severe disparagement from Warwick and her followers. Leeds finally sued Warwick for defamation and she brought a counter lawsuit for six-figure damages.

In an attempt to put an end to the battle once and for all, Samuel Leeds reports to have bought a share, 35% to be exact, of the company, Property Tribes. Even though he is only a minority shareholder and will have limited control, Leeds believes he can make a difference in “cleaning up the company” and reduce racism in the forum.

He jokingly adds,

“Because they trolled me, I wanted to at least get paid… Like Michael Jackson did to Eminem.”

Leeds pledges that any money he makes off this transaction will be donated to charitable organisations that tackle racism and online bullying. In addition, Leeds will donate an extra £50,000 to organisations that fight hatred in the UK. With this move, he is determined to take a strong stand against all discriminations in the property sector or any other industry.

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