Transferring Fish To A New Tank

Thibault Drake

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I recently set up a new tank for some minnows. They are living in another tank. How would I acclimate them for the new tank? Thanks!
 

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How many? Do you have a bucket or a large enough tupperware container to house them to acclimate?

1. Take enough water from the old tank and put it in the bucket.
2. Transfer fish to bucket.
3. Add a cup +/- of water from new tank to bucket (depending on how much water you start with, you may have to decrease this amount). Don't replace more than say 15% at one time.
4. Remove a cup of water from the bucket and discard.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 maybe three or four times over about 30 minutes..
6. Add fish to new tank with a net (do not dump them directly in.)
7. Discard remaining water in bucket.
8. Top off both tanks with treated water if necessary.
 

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If they're both tanks you set up and filled with water from the same source, then there really shouldn't be that much to acclimate them to. Even if there were, I almost never bother with anything more than getting the temperatures fairly close.
 

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