How Long Should I Wait After Washing My Hands To Do A Water Change?

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  1. ZebraFishLover

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    I know that soap is bad for fish, so I like to wait after washing my hands to do a water change, but how long should I wait?
     
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    I don't wait. I just thoroughly rinse my hands to get the soap off.
     
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    Soap leaves a residue so you really should wash your hands right before a water change using just clean water. And rinse well.
     
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    Unless you just worked on your lawn mower, changed the oil in your truck or painted the house, don't use soap.
    Just thoroughly rinse up to the elbows with water.
     
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    I use soap but I make sure to rinse really well and then dry my hands before I put them into the tank.
     
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    Thanks everyone!
     
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    There is also full hand gloves that go up to the shoulder. Could be handy if you suspect tuberculosis in the fish or something.
     
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