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How should fish be introduced to new tanks?

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How should fish be introduced to new tanks?
Old 02-01-2011, 06:16 PM   #1
 
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Question How should fish be introduced to new tanks?

so the aquarium is sycled, the fish are in the bag freaking out, scared, stressed and ready to be set free.

so should they be left floating in the aquarium for 15 to 30 minutes or should you put them in the aquarium right away? I've heard different things about this but I am not sure. I really dont want to leave them in the bag when they arrive in the aquarium but if its absolutly necessary I will do it.

please let me know what you guys think? thank you for your help :)
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:43 PM   #2
 
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You need to let them float in the bag at least 15 minutes to adjust to the temperature of the water in your tank then you add some of the water in the tank to the bag wait a few more minutes then add some more water to the bag I normally do this 3 times then I net the fish out of the bag and release them into the tank.
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:34 PM   #3
 
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In addition to what Calmwaters said... I have often heard a recommendation that when adding aggressive/territorial fish to an aquarium that already houses fish that have established territories, it's good to move the decorations/plants around to make them all have to establish new territories at the same time, rather than introducing them to existing territories and upsetting the existing fish. I don't have firsthand experience with this, however. It's just what I've heard from a couple different sources.
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:32 PM   #4
 
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They've got you covered. There are certainly people who just plop them in right away, but for the sake of your fish, letting them get accustomed to your temp and pH in the bag is going to be less stress than just plunking them into a different environment.

No different than if someone picked you up and plunked you down on a planet who's atmosphere could sustain you but was significantly higher in oxygen (or something) than Earth. You'd want some time to slowly accumulate.
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:55 PM   #5
 
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They've got you covered. There are certainly people who just plop them in right away, but for the sake of your fish, letting them get accustomed to your temp and pH in the bag is going to be less stress than just plunking them into a different environment.

No different than if someone picked you up and plunked you down on a planet who's atmosphere could sustain you but was significantly higher in oxygen (or something) than Earth. You'd want some time to slowly accumulate.
Okay thank you so much Im glad to have that clear. :)
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