4.5 Hour Drip Acclimation FTW

ZomZom

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I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but all 11 of the Rummynose Tetras (Hemigrammus bleheri) that I bought Monday are alive and well. After losing six of the nine Cardinals I had drip acclimated previously, I decided to slow down the acclimation from my previous one hour 20 minutes.

This time I dripped for a total of four hours 30 minutes. For the first two hours I dripped at a rate of one drop per second. Then, I increased to three-four drops per second, removing about 1/3 of the water each half hour after that.

They are schooling nicely and have more color in their noses and tails than they did in the store. I'm feeling optimistic.
 

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I was reading up on cardinals and it seems that if they are acclimated slowly (like you are doing) they seem to have a good survival rate and seem to be fairly hardy.
 

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Good morning,

I've always felt that the drip acclimation is best for fish that we bring home from the pet stores.

Let's not forget about Quarantine

Ken
 

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Good to hear your rummies are healthy! Going to be doing this myself later today, makes me a bit more confident.

Don't feel too bad about your Cardinals, they're a hard fish to settle in. My mom lost 7 of her 8.
 

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