How To Put New Fish Into A Fish Tank - YouTube

 of How to Add New Tropical Fish to Your Tank was reviewed by  on July 5, 2017.
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It is because of ammonia, its toxicity and the inability of an immature biofilter to reprocess it, that “New Tank Syndrome” can become a fatal reality for many tropical fish. To avoid it, new fish should be added gradually and the water tested frequently to check that the new aquarium and maturing filter are able to cope with the ammonia input from the initial few fish. Only then can additional tropical fish be introduced and so on, over the first few months, until the aquarium is brought up to its full capacity.
We just started a new tank yesterday. No fish are added yet but we do have a couple of java ferns.
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If the tank is very new, and you don't yet have any fish (sothe tank has not yet started to ), thena white or gray cloudiness is likely due to some piece of or not being thoroughly rinsed with coolrunning tap water prior to introducing it to the tank. Without a fishless cycle your betta could experience ‘new tank syndrome’ – it can kill fish.
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When you buy new fish at your local , they may or may not tell you how to introduce your newfriends to your fish tank. There are several steps that you can taketo help insure your new fish's health and make the transition to thenew fish tank less stressful for your new fish. Fortunately,alleviating - or eliminating - this stress to your new fish when youintroduce him to your fish tank is quite simple.Once your new tank is set up, remember to watch the fish as thoughyou were the tank again. Followingthe instructions provided above, you are not likely to have to gothrough much of this process again, however, it is a possibility. Ofcourse, your new tank will still require and routinemaintenance of the , and the sameloving care your fish received in their old home.When , I recommendsetting up the tank and letting it run for at least a day to checkthat the tank , and that theequipment all works, and to get the temperature stabilized, thenintroducing the first fish to try to get the going. However, when moving to a largertank, you are better off setting up the new using as much and water from the old tank as possible,and immediately the old fishto their new tank. However, I do not recommend getting any new fishuntil you are sure the tank is stable.In addition to the issues, the fact that a new aquarium owner does not haveexperience caring for a fish tank and the fish in it also contributesto this stress and loss.There are really a wide number of things that these losses could bemore accurately attributed to, but the fact that many new fish tankowners encounter these problems has resulted in getting them alllumped together.You generally want to wait at least two weeks between introducingnew additions to your fish tank. This gives time for the biologicalfilter to get caught up again. This time also allows the new fish toget used to the fish tank, and the older, more established fish to getused to the new additions to your fish tank.