Tip of the Day – 10/9/2011


When acclimating new fish, sometimes there’s not enough water in the bag to give enough depth in the bucket to allow the fish to swim freely. The fish lays on its side and struggles to stay upright, causing unnecessary stress in an already stressful ordeal. To remedy this, you can use a container with a smaller footprint, or lean the bucket in such a way that the fish will have enough water depth to actually swim in. Just be sure that the bucket doesn’t tip over during the acclimation process, spilling the water and your new fish onto the floor.


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