New Fish/partial Water Change?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Cherie G, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Cherie G

    Cherie GValued MemberMember

    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

  2. BottomDweller

    BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    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
    Cherie G

    Cherie GValued MemberMember

    Great, thanks!
  4. BettaPonic

    BettaPonicWell Known MemberMember

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

    JeffKWell Known MemberMember

    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 :)
  6. OP
    Cherie G

    Cherie GValued MemberMember

    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!

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