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Old 10-08-2012, 05:37 PM   #1 
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Preparing for new bettas arrival!

I made my first Aquabid purchase of two beautiful males! I'm so anxious for their arrival and I'm not sure what steps need to be taken to keep the stress level as low as possible for them. What do I do when they arrive? Leave them in the box for a while without moving them and opening it right up? I plan on acclimating them very slowly. Should I not feed them and keep the light/filter off for the first few days?
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:10 PM   #2 
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You need to test PH to see how similar it is so get the PH exactly what your tankis and temp adjusting too.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:12 AM   #3 
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After all that bustling, I imagine giving them a nice slow acclimation and, as Choclate said, making sure the parameters are close to what they've got already. Keeping the light off for a little while can't hurt, but I'm not an expert so hopefully some of the more experienced members will pop up with that info. Look forward to seeing pictures of your new scalekids.
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Yeah me too I love bettas.
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Thanks :) I'll post pictures as soon as I can!
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:01 PM   #6 
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I have heard that opening the box in dim light so they can adjust to a light source, is best, keep calm and quiet for a few hours after accimination, and as long as the water is warm and ready..not sure about filter, but I would keep off for a few hours, while they settle..acclminate by adding a few drops of water to the bag a little at a time, until they are adjusted, and then, while bag floats in tank, start to tip bag, and slowly let them out when they are ready to go:)
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