Introducing a new fish

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  1. lindsay pollard

    lindsay pollard pipefish

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    Hey all just to let u guys know what ive found to be the best and easiest way to introduce a new fish to ur tank.Once at home climatise fish in sump,once ready release in sump untill nightfall when dt lights go off give ur other fish time to fall asleep in their safe space,then introduce new fish.RESULT next morning everything goes on as normal,less stress on all inmates.thats whats what works fir me:thumbup:
     
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    Awesome Lindsay! Thanks for shharing this with us!
     
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    no problem Jacques hope it helps
     
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    Nice idea, give my Trigger the fright of his life :)
     
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    Stunning idea, i am however one of those chops who dont have a quarantine tank. So fishy goes to tank early evening. What i do is feed fish well and when they are all mellow and full , i introduce fish. Sydney? This is Rachel! .... Rachel .....lol
     
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    I usually keep my fish in the sump for about a week, that way i know they are feeding and strong to face the other guys in the tank. Unfortunatley with the last 2 angels i did not to do it this way, but luckily they are strong and well :)
     
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    as long as u guys put ur fish in when dt lights are off ,its amazing how they accept in the morning
     
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    Im gonna introduce fish that way from now on thanks lindsay
     
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    thanks for the advice lindsay.cant wait to start adding livestock:)
     
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    good plan,try keep fish in sump till feeding and fat,also when adding if you do a few fish at a time there seems to be safety and distraction in numbers...midasblenny will wait up to a month before a mass introduction,as you say,usually in the evening(his reef has +/- 50 fish.
     
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    Yeah, but that tank has some monsters in it. Can you imagine trying to introduce a new YT, with those huge Salifin, Naso and Pencil-Eye patrolling
     
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