I voted for water changes not considered because, for me, it depends on the cicumstance. If I've ordered a fish from online, then I know when it's coming and will perform a water change a day or two prior to it's arrival. Sometimes, though, my fish purchases are spontaneous (saw something I couldn't leave without at the LFS
) and I can't always correlate that purchase with any particular water change day. It just sort of happens.
Either way, I do try to hold off on the next water change until the newbie has had a chance to settle in a little (2 or 3 days).
"My name is Crazy Red and I'm an Aquariumaholic." ~~Melissa~~dedicated Ram breeder~~
55 gal.FW: 4 platies, 3 angelfish, 3 Cochu's blue tetras, 2 Rummynose tetras, 4 A. cacatuoides, 1 A. trifasciata, 2 blue rams, 6 Von Rio tetras, 1 Queen Arabesque pleco
29 Gal. FW: 2 variatus platies, 6 cherry barbs, 10 harlequin rasboras, 1 opaline gourami, 1 hillstream loach, 1 Rio Jari pleco (L-316), 1 GBR
10 Gal. FW: 1 african clawed frog, 1 dwarf flame gourami
10 Gal. FW:tons of blue ram fry
(4) 2 Gal. FW: all four with male bettas