|Acclimating Your Fish
It is as easy as one, two, three
1. The first step is to float the sealed bag for 15 minutes.
2. Open the bag and add a small amount of aquarium water to the bag, let sit five minutes and repeat this process 2 to 3 times.
3. Finally let the fish go into the aquarium.
Tips for adding new fish:
A. It is important to make sure the water in your aquarium has the proper water chemistry for the fish you are purchasing.
B. It is strongly recommended to go straight home after purchasing fish. Extended delays can cause excessive temperature changes in the bag for the fish.
C. If stops are made on the way home remember how rapidly temperatures can change in a car and plan appropriately. Bring fish inside with you.
D. Keep frozen foods away from the bag on the way home. Frozen food can chill the fish.
E. Leave the fish in the paper bag on the way home. Bright light on the way home can cause additional stress on a newly purchased fish.
F. Proper acclimation of your fish is a critical step to help ensure your new fish adapts to your aquarium.
G. If your established fish are aggressive to your newly added fish you can: leave the lights out, rearrange the decorations in the aquarium, add/lightly feed the tank to distract the established fish.
H. Monitor the water chemistry and the fish in your aquarium closely the first week after adding new fish.
I. It is common for newly added fish to take a few days to start eating normally.
J. If you have any questions about your fish or aquarium, call or stop by A World Of Fish, the sooner you address any potential problem the easier it is to correct.