Why Acclimate Aquarium Fish?
Siamese fighting fish are hypersensitive to their surroundings and need to be gently introduced to their new enviorment. If you bring your betta fish home and put him directly into this new tank without acclimating him properly the following can happen
- severe trauma
- Shock induced death
It’s critical to check the basic parameters including temperature and pH before adding fish to their new home.
Beginning the Acclimation Process
Thins you will need to get your new tank ready:
- Water conditioners
- Testing supplies
There are a few different situations you may find yourself in.
- Freshly cycled tank– You might have set up an aquarium weeks ago and cycled it to prepare for your new fish.
- Established tank – You may have an established tank already. You will need to quarantine your new fish for the suggested 4 week period before adding him the group.
- 100% Water change – You may have decided to do full 100% water changes and are setting up your aquarium just before the acclimation process.
Note: If you are setting up a new aquarium, it is suggested that you do this 24 hours prior to acclimating your new fish. This will allow for off-gassing (chemicals in gas form are allowed to leave the water).
Steps For Acclimation
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