I would acclimate Your fish for about 30 min floating and add your water to it slowlySnooze said:
Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Half of my LFS tanks match our local tap pH but the whole back of the store is at a higher pH. It never hurts to ask if you want to be sure.varmint said:If the pet store is in the same area that you live in, and you're on city water, then it should be pretty near the same.
If the ph isn't too different [over 1] very slow acclimation [1 hour] just adding water slowly to the bag [or use the drip method] should be enough. Most fish are ok with a ph of 8, discus and cardinals are supposed to need a lower ph but they may be able to adjust.Snooze said:Thanks everybody. The information you gave me was just what I needed. I did check with the LFS and they use RO water, so the pH is totally different. I definitely don't want to mess with changing the pH, I just wasn't sure how to put the fish in a tank with a totally different pH.