How long before you can put cold water fish in a new tank?
Wait until both the ammonia and nitrite levels have risen and then fallen to zero before adding more fish. It usually take about 3-6 weeks for a new aquarium to go through the initial nitrogen cycle, so fish should be added only a few per week during this time.
Can you put fish in a new tank right away?
You can add fish as soon as tank water is dechlorinated and to temperature, as long as you add the right bacteria, and the manufacturer states that it is possible to do so. But for the best possible (safest,) results start to Fishless Cycle on the day that the water is dechlorinated and to temperature.
How do you introduce a cold water fish to a new tank?
Adding the Fish
- Take the sealed bag that your fish came in and float it on the surface of your aquarium’s water.
- Allow the bag to sit for ten minutes, then open the bag and add a cup of your aquarium’s water to it. Reseal the bag and let it float again for ten minutes.
- Repeat the previous step until the bag is full.
Do you have to wait 24 hours to put fish in tank?
If you introduce bottled bacteria and water from an established tank at the shop, the nitrogen cycle can be completed after 24 hours. It will take about a day for the chemicals to eliminate chlorine and bacteria to bring ammonia and nitrates to healthy levels for fish to live in.
Do I need a pump for cold water fish?
Coldwater holds more oxygen than warm water, and coldwater fish like goldfish have a high oxygen demand. That’s all ok if they are living outdoors but the average UK room temperature means that goldfish in aquariums have a high oxygen demand, so an additional airpump is a good idea.
Do cold water fish need a heater?
Unlike tropical aquariums, you don’t need to provide a heater for your cold water fish tank, however, it’s a good idea to use a thermometer, so you can ensure it’s kept at a nice comfortable, constant temperature for your fish. You’ll need to buy a filter for your tank, as well as a lid, light, and a pH testing kit.
How long can new fish stay in the bag?
A fish can survive inside a bag containing sufficient oxygen, for about 2 days. It is important to note that regular atmospheric air inside a bag does not contain enough oxygen. Fish pet stores add pure oxygen to the bag to keep the fish alive – they do not use atmospheric air.
Can you put betta fish in water right away?
Don’t drop it straight in!
The sudden change of water and temperature can stress the betta and shock its body. Fish can stress a little anyway when being added to a new aquarium as they are in a new environment, a new home and, for a betta, a new territory.