First, thank you to all the nice folks who helped me out last night as I tried to figure out what led to the downfall of Thor the Fish I.
We are heading out to get ReThor the Fish soon, along with a heater just in case.
I've prepped the 2.5 gallon tank, put in the water conditioner, etc. Water temp is about 71 currently.
My question is, when we get the heater, should we transition ReThor to his tank before turning on the heater, or should we bring the temperature of the water up to 76-78 degrees before the transition process, thereby just making it part of the transition? Hope that question makes sense.
Also, ReThor will probably arrive in a plastic Tupperware-like container. Think that container will float in the tank to aid in the water transition? If not, what's the recommended approach? Keep him out of the other tank entirely until we replace most of the pet store water with the new tank water over 60 minutes or so?
Sorry for the nit-picky questions. Just want to minimize my chances of performing another burial at flush over the next 24 hours.