When do you buy your fish?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by freak78, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. freak78

    freak78 Well Known Member Member

    Usually the only time I get new fish is the day I do my cleaning and water changes. That way the new fish have a week to get accustomed to their new surroundings for a week before they get stressed again with my disturbing the tank for the weekly Cleaning and water change.
     
  2. J

    JoannaB Well Known Member Member

    The day when my local store gets new fish shipment, so they have a larger variety to choose from. One can always do an extra water change when getting fish, there is nothing wrong with doing a water change even though one changed water only the other day and it is not time to do so yet.
     
  3. Matt B

    Matt B Well Known Member Member

    I get mine without regard really to my maintenance schedule. They're going into a qt anyways with its own schedule of maintenance which is much more freqent than my display tanks so they get used to the disturbance in a hurry.

    I wouldn't do a pwc the day I got them regardless of whether they're going into display or qt, just push the maintenance off for a day to let them settle a bit.
     
  4. A

    AlanGreene Well Known Member Member

    I buy my fish when I have money!
     
  5. OP
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    freak78

    freak78 Well Known Member Member

    Works out good for me cause the LFS I frequent gets their fish on Wednesday and Thursdays and I usually do my tank maintance on Thursdays.
     
  6. Matt B

    Matt B Well Known Member Member

    I typically only get my fish through mail so I can't really plan down to the exact day but I can see how that would work out well for you. I just don't trust any stores anymore, just breeders and quality suppliers for me.
     
  7. psalm18.2

    psalm18.2 Fishlore Legend Member

    Me too. I set up the QT, let it run at least 24 hours with cycled media, and head to store. I usually shop then go buy.
     
  8. Y

    Yeoy Well Known Member Member

    I never get fish that have just gotten to the shop. I would rather the sick ones die at LFS then in my tank. I also completely disregard schedules when buying. Rebel... I know...
     
  9. B

    Borisbbadd Guest

    I buy most of mine in the winter, when I get bored, and can't get outside.
     
  10. allaboutfish

    allaboutfish Well Known Member Member

    I buy my fish in the spring mostly bc i like to order online and i dont like to risk it in the winter and summer.
     




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