Introducing tropical fish to your aquarium

Turn out the lights and float your unopened bag on water surface for five minutes.

Open your bag and, using an egg cup or similar, put one measure of water from your tank into the bag.

Repeat this every two to three minutes, ten times in total.

After this time tip the fish into the tank – and it is worth feeding your existing fish so that they are distracted from the new arrivals.

After one hour turn the aquarium lights on and enjoy your new tank mates.

Always add stress zyme to your aquarium to boost the bacteria in the filter – remember there is only enough bacteria to support the original number of fish and the filter has to catch up, stress zyme does this for you.

Always check your nitrite level the next day to make sure all is OK.

It is always advisable to check your ph and nitrite levels in your tank before coming to the store to purchase additional fish.

If the fish you have bought are the first fish to go in your tank you must not add any more for three weeks, or carry out any water changes.  After this period, we recommend that you bring a water sample to us for testing before purchasing any more fish.

Duty of Care

The law on keeping animals has changed and we have a duty of care, as do you, to care for animals.

To meet our obligations and help you to meet your we may ask questions about your tank to ensure that you have the best success with your fish.

Very occasionally means that we need to refuse to sell fish if we are concerned that the water conditions are not right for them.  Either way, we are committed to ensuring that we will do all that we can to help you enjoy a wonderfully healthy aquarium.

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