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Old 08-14-2012, 09:07 AM   #1 
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Smile Unpacking First Betta Today

Hello,

I have had a Betta shipped domestically that will be the first one I will ever unpack after an Express shipping (Left Monday, should be here in 2 hours).

I have read a ton of material about acclimating them correctly but was hoping some of you had tips, links to good articles and anything else I can cram in in the next hour and a half!

Thanks in advance!

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Old 08-14-2012, 10:33 AM   #2 
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Well he has arrived and is BEAUTIFUL!

Maybe people who have advice for future 'unpackers' can post here - I will if I come up with any original tips.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:33 PM   #3 
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Came a little early, I see? Depending on where he came from, I'd suggest acclimating him using the drip method. This is much slower and will be easier on his system. Keep the lights in the room and his future tank dim. I would keep them this way for at least two days after you receive him.

And of course, PICTURES!! We'd love to see your new boy!
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I'm assuming by now you've already been acclimatizing him for a while, but if you can't do the drip method, I usually float the bag in the tank, and add a quarter of a tsp of tank water every couple of minutes until there is half tank water and half transit water in with him. It's slow going, but much less stressful on the fish.

Please post some pictures of your boy when you get a chance!!!!
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