View Full Version : Adaptation

03-20-2003, 11:39 PM
Please take part in this poll!

03-21-2003, 04:05 PM
There is most likely a relationship between experienced fish keepers and new people to the hobby. As a newby, I've been learning quite a bit over the last month or so, and my results, 2 months or more, will throw off the results some.

03-21-2003, 04:11 PM
An even BIGGER relationship would be the HEALTH of the stock you are buying. Good healthy fish aclimate very quickly, even when shipped long distances.(if they're shipped properly)


03-21-2003, 05:26 PM
Your lowest choice is 2-3 days. You're being generous. How about 2-3 hours. A healthy discus came from a reputable breeder will start looking for food soon after placed in a new tank.

03-21-2003, 06:05 PM
I agree with JimmyL, 2-3 hours should be the lowest choice. I just moved 4 discus to a new tank and it took them only about more than 1 hour to begin swimming around...


03-24-2003, 08:38 AM
When i put my first discus in (2.5 juveniles) they ate from my hand in about 1/2 hour im not kidding, but after a while became a little shyer. My discus really settled down about a week later. :P

03-24-2003, 09:53 AM
I do think it has a lot to do with how long the transit time is. I just got 10 fish from Al this weekend and they were ready to consume half a cow an hour after arrival. My fish that were fed-exed took longer to calm down.