Originally Posted by Steve silbernagel
What is acclimation period when ordering fish online
I'm not sure I understand your question but whenever you buy a fish regardless of online or at an LFS
you will have to acclimate it to the water in your tank before you put him in. You don't want to just dump a new fish into your tank because there could be adverse effects. There are different methods for acclimation most people seem to prefer the drip method. I typically float the container the fish comes in in the tank & add a tablespoon of the tank water to the container about every 15 minutes or so for an hour or more. Additionally if you purchase online you want to open the package in very dim lighting or the dark because the fish has been in the dark for shipping. Hope that answers your question.