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I'm getting my new 6" Rhom from Pedro tomorrow morning via UPS
But I was wondering what is the best way to add him to the tank. Remove him from the package and let him sit in the tank water inside the bag for half an hour? What do you guys usually do?

Oh yea, I have a 4" Jack Dempsy still in my tank, would you remove him, or just let the Rhom get to him eventually. I could probably take him to my LFS but probably won't get much for him.
 

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I used to have saltwater fish and the way I use to get them used to the water was to leave them in a bucket or bowl and allow an rubber air tube siphon water into the bowl or bucket from the host tank, by trickling water in slowly.
You can do this by either tying a knot in the hose of better yet, by using an air pumo valve to regulate the drip flow... Istill do this now with freshwater fish.

As the bowl or bucket fills, keep dumping the excess water back into the tank.
Eventually the fish will be aclimatized to the same water that's in it's new tank.

Some people are more impatient but this has worked for me everytime.

Speedy!
 

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Oh yeah...
I would take the Jack out of the tank for the first day if you can to let your Rhom get used to the new surroundings...Even a 4" Jack could kill a 6" "Stress-Out" Rhom it you're not there to watch 24/7 the first day or two.
 

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Steelers said:
I'm getting my new 6" Rhom from Pedro tomorrow morning via UPS
But I was wondering what is the best way to add him to the tank. Remove him from the package and let him sit in the tank water inside the bag for half an hour? What do you guys usually do?

Oh yea, I have a 4" Jack Dempsy still in my tank, would you remove him, or just let the Rhom get to him eventually. I could probably take him to my LFS but probably won't get much for him.
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I would definetely take the jack out. I just recently got a rhom from Pedro too he's only 4" and i had a electric yellow cichilid about 3" in there and as soon as I threw my rhom in there my cichlid started biting at his fins and scales and my rhom did nothing to defend himself so I had to take my cichlid out. Just take the Jack out for now and wait for your Rhom to get adjusted.
 

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I would definetely take the jack out. I just recently got a rhom from Pedro too he's only 4" and i had a electric yellow cichilid about 3" in there and as soon as I threw my rhom in there my cichlid started biting at his fins and scales and my rhom did nothing to defend himself so I had to take my cichlid out. Just take the Jack out for now and wait for your Rhom to get adjusted.
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Hey guys, thanks for the replys


The only problem is, I don't have any where to put the jack, exept for the LFS, which I won't be able to take him the until later that afternoon. The jack that I have now is a little girl anyway, any time I step 2 feet from the aquarium, he flies around it like I'm trying to kill him. When I had my Oscar in there with him, I put some feeders in there, and the jack did nothing but hide under a piece of driftwood like he always does. So I'm hoping the new rhom will be alright with him for a few hours atleast. I also have a 3" pleco in there, I'm hoping he will survive because the tank is clean, if not I will get some snails. Thanks
 

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Speedy said:
I used to have saltwater fish and the way I use to get them used to the water was to leave them in a bucket or bowl and allow an rubber air tube siphon water into the bowl or bucket from the host tank, by trickling water in slowly.
You can do this by either tying a knot in the hose of better yet, by using an air pumo valve to regulate the drip flow... Istill do this now with freshwater fish.
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Yes this is good information. Propwe acclimation is always good to practice.
 

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I acclimate by placing in a cooler the p and water that came with it and same amount of tank water siphoned into tank. Let sit 30 minutes and siphon more tank water. Let sit another 30 minutes and place p in tank.
 
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