12-13-2009, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by mrdemin
I had a few angels exhibit this staying at the surface behavior... All that did have died. I attributed this to poor acclimation by me, shock, stress, whatever you want to call it. The angels that I have now (going on 2 months) were fine from the beginning, I took extra time acclimating them this time around and it seems to have worked. (all my parameters were in check the whole time). I have heard of people doing the drip for 3+ hours. Is this necessary? I do not know.
Hi! If you know the store that you get your fish from real well...as far as how they treat their fish,the fishes conditions,the tanks,etc.,you really don't need a dip,my opinion!I try not to buy fish that have just been acquired by the store...wait a few days to let the fish "destress"! Sometimes,TLS will put in some "post-traveling" meds,so don't buy them newly acquired! A descent store will tell you this anyway!
But,remember,always quarantine the new fish in your "new fish" tank!There,you can really watch him for odd quirks! Good luck!