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Acclimating New Fish

11 years 4 months ago #8211 by Bearfan
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I float the bag for around 30 minutes. Then I use a modified drip method. I stick the fish with the water into a 5 gallon bucket. I take 1/2 cup of water from the tank into the bucket every 5 minutes for another 30 minutes or so. Then I catch the fish with my hand and place it into the tank while the tank lights are off. I don't quarantine because of space but I buy from good breeders or hobbiests.


I do very similar.  Drip water into the bag or bucket.  Keep doing this for up to 30 minutes, then net the fish out and put into the tank.  Never put other water into your tank!!  I too would quarantine if I have tank space.

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11 years 4 months ago #8118 by
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some powder (flubendizole?) I got from jehmco.  I make a nasty little gelatin based food and include this stuff in it. 

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11 years 4 months ago #8112 by Kegger22
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hey Mike,
what do you use for a dewormer?

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11 years 4 months ago #8084 by
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I always quarantine - if possible. 

How do i qt a fish?  Seperate tank, heavy salt, and usually a quick cycle of Jungle parasite guard. 

Cats also get a dewormer. 

All tanks get a dewormer if I see a couple of sunken bellies.

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11 years 4 months ago #8077 by mduros
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Depending on the source of the fish I may or may not quarantine.  I open the bag immediately when I get home.  Float bag, or poor contents into a fish collection cup and float.  Poor some water into bucket, put some tank water into bag or cup.  I do this again in 5 minutes, totaling three or four times then pour the fish and water out over bucket and release fish into tank.  The entire acclimation process takes 20 - 30 minutes max.  I believe in getting them out of that travel water as quickly as possible.
Take care,
Mary.

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11 years 4 months ago #8073 by addicted2cichlid
if the fish is from a store they chill in the 10 gallon with the dojo loach for a couple days, with a lil anti fung.

girl picked up at bar:  oh wow u have alot of fishies in here, arent they supposed to be gold, like goldfish...  why arent these ones gold, oh that one is so ugly, why would u have more than one tank....  (she carried on for about 10 mins).

me:  please get out of my house.

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11 years 4 months ago #8066 by excuzzzeme
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I feed the residents about 1/2 hour before adding new fish. Float the bag for about 20 min, drain most of the water out of bag, turn out lights, add new fish. I don't quarantine as I get all my fish from 2 sources only. They won't sell me sick or suspect fish (at least not on purpose.).

If I do get sick fish, (Ick, etc) I increase heat and add 1 tablespoon salt for each 5 gallons of water. Wait 2 days and then do a 20% change every other day for a week. So far it works for me.

Fish? What are "Fish"?

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11 years 5 months ago #5110 by MbunaMan25
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I float the bag for around 30 minutes. Then I use a modified drip method. I stick the fish with the water into a 5 gallon bucket. I take 1/2 cup of water from the tank into the bucket every 5 minutes for another 30 minutes or so. Then I catch the fish with my hand and place it into the tank while the tank lights are off. I don't quarantine because of space but I buy from good breeders or hobbiests.


I do pretty much the same thing works best for me

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11 years 5 months ago #5108 by redzebra24
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I float the bag for around 30 minutes. Then I use a modified drip method. I stick the fish with the water into a 5 gallon bucket. I take 1/2 cup of water from the tank into the bucket every 5 minutes for another 30 minutes or so. Then I catch the fish with my hand and place it into the tank while the tank lights are off. I don't quarantine because of space but I buy from good breeders or hobbiests.

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11 years 5 months ago #5107 by henry3
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i will e fedding nls and i also feed them for a treat freez dried brin shrimp and blood worms that brand is harkiari

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