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post #1 of 9 Old 08-25-2006, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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Need advice about moving fish

I want to move my angelfish (5)to a bigger that has been cycling for a while, watwer parameters now perfect. Should i move them one at at time or can i put all of them in together?

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post #2 of 9 Old 08-25-2006, 03:35 PM
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The way I moved my fish from my 10 gallon to 55 gallon is I just netted them, and since the tank was only 10 feet away from the 10 gallon, I just netted them and carried them from one tank to the other and plopped them in. But, you could net them, then get them in a bag with some tank water in it and blow it up with some air and let one float at a time like that so they dont get to stressed....

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10 Gallon Nano Reef:1 Chocolate Starfish, many snails...Work is in progress...err
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post #3 of 9 Old 08-25-2006, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the answering so quickly I was worried that moving 5 two inch fish to a tank would would upset the water balance. I have had them for nearly a year now and am not prepared to lose any.

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post #4 of 9 Old 08-25-2006, 03:56 PM
Or, depending on how big the angels are, if you don't want to stress them very much you could use a net and a drinking glass or jar, and chase them into the glass/jar so that they would never be out of water :)
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post #5 of 9 Old 08-25-2006, 11:13 PM
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lol...cute idea! ^_^

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post #6 of 9 Old 08-26-2006, 12:33 PM
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haha nice drawing brie!
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post #7 of 9 Old 08-27-2006, 12:06 AM
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Move them with a net or like the 'cute' drawing (lol); making sure the water temperature is the same. If you are worried about the water/bacteria balance, use some bacteria supplement (like Cycle or Stability) until your fish are settled. I hope this is good advice; I have never 'cycled' a tank w/o fish in it, but I use the bottled 'bacteria' products every time I upgrade to a larger tank, or change my gravel etc., and I have NEVER had fish loss. :)

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post #8 of 9 Old 08-27-2006, 01:36 AM
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I would not recommend using any chemicals. As to many chemicals can be bad for the fish...Just a thought if you were thinking of using bactera products. IMO if you are in that much of a rush that you can have the tank cycled than its not ready to move at all.

55 Gallon:1 Baby Bristlienose,1 Swordtail, 1 Bala Shark, 2 Common Pleco, 2 Clown Loaches, 2 angel fish,3 (look a like) rasbora Tetra's, 4 Black Skirt Tetra's, 4 Long-finned Gold Zebra Danios, 4 Cardinal Jumbo Tetra's,6 Red Eye Tetra's, 7 neon tetra's
10 Gallon Nano Reef:1 Chocolate Starfish, many snails...Work is in progress...err
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post #9 of 9 Old 08-27-2006, 01:45 PM
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haha nice drawing brie!
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