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HOW TO ACCLIMATE FISH TO A NEW POND

When you bring new fish home, they will need to be acclimated to their new environment, mainly the temperature of the water.

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If your fish do not appear stressed, go ahead and float the bag in your pond for about 15-20 minutes. This will equalize the water temperature in the bag with the pond. If the area is in the sun, cover the bag while it floats with a towel or if they were shipped, use the cardboard box that they were shipped in. This will prevent the water inside the bag from heating, eliminating the greenhouse effect.

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After the floating period, go ahead and open the bag- letting some of the pond water enter the bag. Carefully release the fish by hand. Add a conditioner with aloe vera, or slime coat replacer, if necessary. The importance for acclimation is this: basically, the temperature of the pond water is the temperature of the fish. This being because their outer membrane is so paper thin. A drastic change in temperature can be fatal. So, always properly acclimate new fish.

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Article Posted: 04/14/2017 07:53:49 PM

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