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Old 12-19-2011, 02:01 PM   #1 
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How long do i have to wait to let my guy back in my tank after a water change ?

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Old 12-19-2011, 02:06 PM   #2 
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I put my bettas straight back in their tank after a water change. However, I do ensure that the temperature and pH are a rough match so it's not too much of a shock to their system.

Water conditioners work instantly, so unless you did a cold water change or the pH of your source and tank water is radically different, you don't really need to stand there and acclimatise them back in.
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I put my bettas straight back in their tank after a water change. However, I do ensure that the temperature and pH are a rough match so it's not too much of a shock to their system.

Water conditioners work instantly, so unless you did a cold water change or the pH of your source and tank water is radically different, you don't really need to stand there and acclimatise them back in.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:08 PM   #4 
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I agree with LittleBettaFish.
I put mine in usually after I add the conditioner. never had a problem... Some bettas hate that though and may need acclimatizing every time. Or, if you used different water, different town, etc
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:16 PM   #5 
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it was my first water change in my 10g tank today
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:41 PM   #6 
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I always acclimate them for about 20 minutes. I float their little cup and add a little water every 5 minutes so they get used to it. It makes the transition easier for them and less chances of shock.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:49 PM   #7 
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Generally you don't need to remove the fish for partial water changes and as long as the tank has been maintained to start-all you need to do is make sure the replacement water is-dechlorinated and pretty close in temp before you add it....its a different story with a neglected tank.....

In a 10gal filtered tank without live plants and established nitrogen cycle-water changes of 50% weekly with vacuum should maintain water quality....

IMO-it is always a better safe than sorry issue when you reintroduce the fish back to any tank after water changes and acclimate them back to the chemistry-by adding small amount of the new tank water to the holding container over 5-10min or to tolerance....this will cover both temp and chemistry.....a simple step that sometimes can mean the difference between life and death in some cases...
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