Tank feeding during introduction?
I put a new pair of skunk cleaners in my tank last night after having given up on ever seeing the old two again. As soon as they went into the tank my maroon decided to poke at them. She actually nipped one on the butt! Made me wonder what happened to the last two... hmmm....
Anyway after she nipped I intervened with a net to scare her away. I had some food defrosting on the counter so I decided to create a diversion and throw some food in. That seemed to help a lot as it afforded the shrimp some time to find a place to hang out and they got a snack in the process.
Made me wonder... When I introduce the new Purple tang into my tank in 5.5w (gosh that sounds like a long time, but who's counting) what is the best way to do it? Is feeding time a good time to introduce the new fish? Should I wait until an hour after lights out instead so that the rest of the fish are "asleep" when the new inhabitant moves into the tank? As much as I would have thought that my YT would be the trouble maker for new fish I'm starting to believe that my docile little Merlot is going to give Bubbles a run for his money.
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