Fish are about 80% water
- Water has an enormous effect (good or bad) on all fish.
Fish are quite resilient
- They can tolerate gradual changes, and can adapt to a variety of living conditions - good or bad.
Not all the water is created equal
- Our water PH = 6.8 to 7.0!
Shock can kill
- “PH Shock” and “Temperature Shock” are the primary killers of most new arrivals. If new fish are not acclimated properly the ultimate effects of shock will cause disease and unexplained deaths.
Shock is preventable.
- There are simple steps that should be taken to acclimate (adjust) new fish to their environment. Remember an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
THESE STEPS ARE:
#1- Float all new arrivals in your tanks for 15 to 20 minutes. This helps the water in the sealed bags slowly equalize in temperature (become the same as) the surrounding aquarium water.
#2- After 15 to 20 minutes, open the bag, pour everything in the bag into a container then add water from the tank to the container, about 50% of the original volume in the bag.
#3- Wait 15 minutes- repeat step #2, by adding another 50% tank water to the container. By mixing “tank water” into the “bag water” you help your fish acclimate (adjust) to their new environment.
#4- Finally, wait another 15 minutes, catch the fish out of the bag into the tank. Discard the shipping water down the drain.
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