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When you bring your fish home from a pet store, they will be in a clear plastic bag filled with water from their original tank.
Never let the water from a pet store fish tank into your home aquarium
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Neon rainbowfish (also called dwarf or praecox rainbowfish) are one of my personal favorite species. They have everything people love about neon tetras without a lot of the problems that people may have with neons. Dwarf rainbowfish grow to about two inches in length. They are a peaceful shoaling fish, so they should be kept in groups of at least five or six. While this may seem like a lot, it is much more rewarding to observe the natural behavior and beauty of a group of these rainbowfish rather than just seeing one nervously dart around the tank. As far as color goes, fully mature specimens rival the beauty of neons in every way. While they may look dull in stores, with proper care they develop a stunning iridescent blue body with red or yellow fins depending on the sex of the fish. Males have red fins, and females have yellow. In the tank, males will fight and show off to impress the females. I personally find the dwarf rainbowfish's behavior more interesting than neons, and their mature coloration is just as stunning. In addition, they are much hardier than neons. While they prefer more alkaline water, they will do well as long as the water isn't extremely acidic. They also are much more tolerant of changes in water quality or chemistry. As long as you keep a regular schedule of water changes, they should be fine. They are a little harder to find, but they are worth the effort. I have seen them in chain pet stores on a pretty regular basis. I strongly recommend neon rainbowfish as a good alternative to the neon tetra for beginners. Fishing in Pet Store Fish Tank
Photo provided by FlickrAug 12, 2014 - When you buy new fish at your local pet store, they may or may not tell you how to introduce your new friends to your fish tank
Photo provided by FlickrI then discard the water from the pet store. I do this because what if a fish 3-4 tanks down was sick or disease in the pet stores water as they are all connected.
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Being stuck inside a bowl or a tank is , and neither is the trip to the pet stores where they’re sold. Many fish are put in tiny containers and left there for days. Animals often arrive at pet stores dying of starvation, sick, pregnant, or injured.After you’ve carefully chosen just the right collection of fish to add to your fish tank, you’ll want to make sure that you introduce them to the water and possibly other fish properly. How sad it would be for a child if just hours after the excitement of possibly their first pet, the fish turned up dead from simply not acclimating them to their new home correctly. One of the reasons why there is a need to properly introduce fish to an aquarium is the bacteria content. Simply mixing pet store fish tank water with clean aquarium water makes for an unhealthy environment for the fish.There really is a reason that I harp on about not letting the petstore's water into your tank. The pet store has a lot of fish comingin and going out, and can easily get a in the water that is just waiting fora stressed out fish to attack. By keeping as little of the store'swater from mixing with yours, you minimize the chances of your fishcatching one of these diseases. The fewer diseases you get in yourtank, the less money you spend on .Water from another aquarium is another possibility. This cansometimes be helpful when setting up a new tank, but it has manydrawbacks. If you do not know the history of the tank and what thewater conditions really are in this tank, this can pose a risk ofdisease or chemical toxicity to your fish. This is especially true ofwater from tanks in pet stores where rapid turn-over of fish canintroduce a disease into the water with no opportunity for the storeemployees to detect the disease. Additionally, the benefits thatpresents to the cycling process are minimal. Between the risks of thisbehavior and the minimal benefits, this is not recommended. Theexception to this is when moving a used tank, where taking as much ofthe water from that tank as possible dramatically helps the biologicalfilter get restarted, if the filter was live and operational beforemoving the used tank.