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PostSubject: Introducing Your New Fish   Sat Jan 20, 2007 3:27 am

For Acclimating Freshwater Fish & Inverts
So you are coming home from the petstore with your
new pets in hand. You just cant wait until they get
to see their new home! But wait! You can not just dump
them into the tank! They must be acclimated* first.

Your new fish will come home in a bag with water that is
a different temperature and quality than the water in
your tank. You will need to float the bag of fish in your
tank to make sure that your fish adjust to their new home.
It is a good idea to open the top of the bag so that oxygen
can reach the fish. Leave the bag floating for at least 20
minutes so that the temperature of the water in the bag
reaches the same temperature as the water in your tank. During this time you should be adding small amounts of the tanks water to the bag, so that the fish can also get used to the water parameters of your tank as well as the temperature.

Once you have finished it is time to release your new fish
into their new tank! Be sure that no water from the bag spills
into your tank. You will need a fine mesh net to scoop them
out of their bag and into their new tank.

For Acclimating Saltwater Fish & Inverts Click Here.

*acclimated - to accustom or become accustomed to a new climate or environment; adapt.

20G generously planted
10G lightly planted
5G *soon to be heavily planted*
10G goldfish tank *cycling*
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