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Old 09-28-2005, 10:37 PM   #1
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Will it stress my fish if I rearranged plants and such, should I keep my fish in the tank or should i move them into a bucket (w/ aquarium water) then put them back?

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I take 50% of the water out of my tank and move my plants around every month or so. The fish don't seem to fine. You will be fine.
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Either ot...depends a bit on what fish you have, but usually, unless you are really doing major work or stirring up a lot of mulm, you can leave them in.
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Old 09-29-2005, 07:54 AM   #4
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Plus it depents on how much aquascaping you want to do.

If it's just a few plants and a few minutes, I would leave the fishes in there, since putting them in a bucket is a little stress, too.

But in case you want to replant the whole aquarium and it might take you half an hour or an hour or so, I would maybe put them in a bucket. If you redo the whole landscape there will probably also be a lot of dirty, cloudy water, from the gravel. I would wait then until it's settled a little bit, before putting the fishes back in.
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it depends.

if the plants and new aquascaping 'reduce' the swimming space and hiding places.
It could stress them out.

Its best to arrange the tank to maximise the swimming space - giving them open areas to swim.
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