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Re: new fish
Maybe a 24 hr. drip siphon is a little much but you never know until it`s too late.When I find a fish that I`ve been trying to get for years or when I pay $20 -$ 50 for a pr. in an auction, I sometimes wonder if 24 hr.is enough. Better safe than sorry. Duane
John Hoernig wrote:
> Hello all,
> Here's how to really acclimate new fish... and the method I use.
> If the temp is off between the bag and the tank - float for a few minutes
> allowing the temps to stabilize.
> Gently pour the bag into a larger container...
> Gently net the fish out of the container... taking care not to crush the
> new arrivals.
> Release the fish from the net into the target aquarium.
> The key is to get the fish out of the polluted bag water and into a good
> There are not many fish requiring 24 hour drips.
> For the fish that need acclimation, prepare the conditions of the
> receiving tank ahead of time.
> Chlorine and ammonia are the devil to a stressed fish, so make sure the
> water is properly aged.
> John Hoernig
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Duane Wake" <dwake at iopener_net>
> To: <killietalk at aka_org>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2001 8:04 AM
> Subject: Fwd: new fish
> > ----------- Original Message -----------
> > From: Duane Wake <dwake at iopener_net>
> > Sent To: killietalk at aka_org
> > Subject: Re: new fish
> > Date Sent: 20 Aug 2001 09:14 PM
> > Use a 24 hr drip siphon. Put the fish you receive in a large enough
> container for the additinal water and keep it tightly covered. Tie off a
> peice of airline and use it to drip the water from the tank they are going
> into slowly, you can tighten the knot to regulate the speed of the drip. You
> should run this until you have 3-4 times the volume of water the fish came
> to you in. Then you can safely empty the fish into your tank.
> Good Luck, Duane
> > Cookie0175 at aol_com wrote:
> > >
> > > Could someone go over how I should acclimate my new fish Ruth is
> sending me?
> > > step by step please Thanks. : )
> > --------- End Original Message ---------
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