RSS Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): The Easiest Fish Acclimation Method…Ever

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    Terrible Advice Tuesdays: If you bring a bag of water from your tank to the fish store, you don’t have to take the time to acclimate your new fish to your tank’s water.

    The rest of the story: Fish need to be acclimated to any new water they are going into. If you had 2 tanks in your house and were moving a fish between the two tanks, you would need to acclimate the fish to the new tank.

    Simply showing*up with your own bag of tank water doesn’t change anything about the acclimation process.

    For the hair splitters out there: You could argue that if the two tanks had matched water parameters (salinity, temp, pH, etc), then no acclimation is needed. While this is true, someone who is looking to cut corners by bringing their own tank water to the store very likely isn’t going to be taking the time to match tank parameters perfectly!

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