Originally Posted by carey
If the lights are out then they think its sleepy time.
As soon as the lights go out in my tank the dozen or so chromis I have dive for corners and hide. lol
In the future you prob should have checked the parameters including salinity before the fish went in. Fish can adapt to lower salinity shifts better than an increase so in my opinion you should be ok.
If in the future the bag leaks, just put the fish and water from the bag into a small bucket and acclimate in there. thats how I do mine, and have been for years. Its' also easier to scoop fish outta bucket and not a bag.
I panicked. I have learned my lesson. Next fish I will breathe and act rationally.Your suggestion about putting them in a separate bucket is what I should have done had I stopped and thought before acting. Now I must wait and see. I don't have tank lights on them yet just my living tomorrow lights on. They are not swimming all over the tank just one side near one of my sponge filters.
As for the parameters, I had checked them but I know I should have rechecked just to be sure. I checked them before I did the wc
yesterday but I do not believe I did after.
I guess I was thinking while I floated the bag I would check the parameters and I wouldn't have to make any major adjustments before acclimating them. I know better now...
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