These are questions you should ask your supplier/breeder. I would try to make the conditions as close to what his/her parameters, feeding, schedules, etc. are.
Thanks, I'll do exactly that. I'll get the heater set today.Keep the lights off for 24 hours. Don't feed for 24 hours. Don't add prime. Do a water change if needed refer to your test kit for water change schedule. 30 percent per week if not over feeding or overstocked or under filtered. 78 degrees. I don't spend a lot of time acclimating shipped fish. You can add tank water to the bag. Usually I just get them out of the bag and into the tank ASAP. With no acclimating. I heard the ammonia rises quickly once you open the bag.
Doesn't look like they're showing up today, don't know why because they were just a few miles away this morning according to the tracking. Hopefully they'll be fine. I'll try to keep acclimation to a minimum.Agree with the other - I don't spend hardly any time acclimating shipped fish (with the exception of some gold rams since they're especially sensitive and I have hard/high ph water). I too have been told that the water becomes more toxic after the bag is open, and I've had no post-shipping losses since I started just putting them in the tank vs. acclimating. That includes a group of 6 guppies sent priority mail on a Saturday that didn't arrive until the following Saturday.
They're in a breather bag... I'll float them for a few minutes to warm them up, then just dump them into the tank. It's not like they could spread disease to anything else if they're the only fish and they're coming from a serious breeder... IK it's controversial but still.if they come in a breather bag you can't float the bag or drip acclimate in the bag, you'd have to use a container
Just curious why are you doing wc if there's nothing in the tank? Are you afraid it's not cycled? Are you testing your water?
Albino red lace delta (which is also snakeskin but I guess that doesn't fit into the name)... I could drip acclimate them, but I thought people were saying it would be better to just dump them in the tank after shipping?what kind of guppy are you getting? Can you drip acclimate them?
Decaying plant matter... Added some Pogostemon helferi which had a tiny bit of melting, but they all pulled through and grew like weeds when I opened the blinds next to the tank. Old leaves and stuff fell off the plants and I didn't just want that sitting in there rotting and producing ammonia or whatever.Just curious why are you doing wc if there's nothing in the tank? Are you afraid it's not cycled? Are you testing your water?
No, they call from a generic number. When I call back, it is just a city number. They use the same number for social services and stuff... There's nothing anyone can do about it other than let them kill the fish and demand compensation when they arrive dead.That's awful. Is there so way to rush them through the process on welfare grounds?
Would cause an uproar in my little side of the world but I appreciate the USA doesn't have as tough animal welfare laws to include fish!