Articles for the Month of November 2015

Tips For Introducing New Fish To Your Freshwater Aquarium

Aquarium Advice

Ensure your aquarium is in good condition and that the water quality meets the following standards as set out by OATA (Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association)

  • Ammonia: max 0.02mg/l
  • Nitrate: max 75mg/l
  • Nitrite: max 0.05mg/l
  1. Ensure aquarium lights are turned off. Do not turn them back on for at least one hour after introducing fish
  2. Float sealed bag in the aquarium for 10 minutes to allow the water temperature to equalise
  3. Open the bag gently and roll down the sides allowing the bag to slowly fill up with the aquarium water (about 30 minutes)
  4. If possible, remove new fish with a net and discard the water in the bag – care should be taken to release as little water from the bag as possible
  5. Monitor the new fish and the water quality regularly for at least a week.
  6. Check that the filter and all other life support systems are working correctly
  7. Enjoy your new fish!!