Looking after your fish 


For information on how to look after the water quality in your aquarium and how water quality can affect fish, please contact your aquarium dealer or pet shop. The following is general information only.

Drinking water in South East Queensland contains either chlorine or chloramine to kill disease-causing microorganisms that may get into the distribution pipes.

Both chlorine or chloramine in the water will stress your fish and possibly cause their death. If you are filling your aquarium or tank using tap water, please follow instructions provided by the aquarium dealer or pet shop owner to neutralise the chlorine or chloramine. 

What you can do

Consult your local pet store. They will be able to provide you with instructions and information on how to best look after your fish friends. Many stores will sell you de-chlorination solution or tablets which will make tap water safe for your fish.