How do I land my fish safely in my aquarium?

Landing your fish safely in your aquarium is important to avoid stressing or injuring them. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Turn off aquarium equipment: Before introducing your fish into the aquarium, turn off all equipment, such as filters and air pumps, to prevent the fish from getting caught or injured. 
  • Lower the bag into the water: Gently lower the bag with your fish into the aquarium. The water temperature inside the bag may be different from the temperature in the aquarium, so allow the bag to float for 10-15 minutes to allow the water temperature to equalize. 
  • Open the bag: Open the bag and allow some of the aquarium water to mix with the water in the bag. This will help your fish acclimate to the new environment. 
  • Use a net: Use a soft and gentle fish net to transfer the fish from the bag to the aquarium. Gently move the net under the fish and lift it out of the bag, making sure not to squeeze or crush the fish. Never dump the water in the bag into your aquarium. 
  • Release the fish: Gently lower the net into the aquarium and release the fish. Allow the fish to swim out of the net on its own. 
  • Turn on aquarium equipment: Once the fish is in the aquarium, turn on the equipment that you turned off in the first step. 

It's important to handle your fish carefully to avoid causing them stress or injury. By following these steps, you can safely and comfortably land your fish in your aquarium.

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