New Fish/partial Water Change?

  1. Cherie G

    Cherie G Valued Member Member

    Yesterday I bought some new fish (platies) & I was wondering if it was ok to do my weekly vacuum and partial water change today? Or should I give them a few days to get settled in? I would not be removing them from the tank to do this, but was not sure if another change in water would be stressful to them. Thanks!

    Ammonia between 0 and .25 parts per million (not quite the color of 0 ppm but not quite the color of .25 ppm either)

    Nitrites 0 ppm

    Nitrates 10 ppm

    Thanks!!
     
  2. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    They should be fine. They will be less stressed by the water change than having ammonia in their tank for a few days.
     
  3. OP
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    Cherie G

    Cherie G Valued Member Member

    Great, thanks!
     
  4. BettaPonic

    BettaPonic Well Known Member Member

    I second that. What percentage do you usually do?
     
  5. JeffK

    JeffK Well Known Member Member

    They'll be fine. I typically try to change the water the day before I get new fish, but as bottomdweller said, a little water change is better than ammonia in the water :)
     
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    Cherie G

    Cherie G Valued Member Member

    I typically do about a 30% water change once a week.

    Will definitely have to make sure I do that next time!

    I did do the water change yesterday and all new fish look to be doing fine, eating and zipping all over the place. Thanks everyone!