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ACCLIMATING YOUR NEW FISH
Here are some simple instructions to help you with your new and beautiful Fish:
1. Place the closed bags into the aquarium – wait about 10 minutes for the temperature
to be adjusted and turn the lights off.
2. Open each bag and add one cup of water from your Aquarium,
wait about 10 minutes and repeat the process two more times.
3. Release the fish into your aquarium, keeping the lights
still off and let the fish get used to their new home.
4. Be patient, as It will take eight to twelve hours for them to adjust and
then you can give them their first feeding. Frozen bloodworms are an excellent first choice.
Remember, your fish will be sedated and at times they will tend to lay flat on
the bottom of your tank or hide for the first 12 hours….
Discus Madness guarantees 5 Day LIVE DELIVERY. Our customers are very important to us and
client satisfaction is our goal. We are so certain that you will be happy with your purchase that we
offer the following assurances: If your fish do not arrive alive or die within the first two days of arrival,
we will refund your money or give you store credit, whichever you prefer. If your fish die on day three, four
or five, you will be given store credit. Refunds do not apply to shipping costs. If the shipment is lost or all the fish
are dead upon arrival, we will send a replacement order at no charge. In that case, we require the
following: Customers are to immediately notify us via telephone or email and promptly send
a digital photo of each dead fish and the box, if damaged.
All photos should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Discus and their Tank-mates are very susceptible to water quality, however, they can thrive
quite well in PH from 6.0 to 7.5 – hardness from 50 ppm to 300 ppm and
temperature of 83 – 88 F, as long as changes are not drastic, they will do just fine.
Keep up with a minimum of one water change per week, 25% to 50% of tank volume
and replace with aged water of the same parameters.
With proper feeding and water changes your precious Fish will
give you years of enjoyment. With time, water from your Aquarium will evaporate
and this will cause the Hardness level to increase, just add R/O water or distilled
water to the tank a little at a time until it’s back to normal (Provided by you local pet store).
Always Remember Anytime you receive new fish, it is wise to quarantine them in their own tank for two
to four weeks. All hoses and nets should be kept separate or soaked in a Clorox
solution, making sure to rinse thoroughly. Before adding new fish to your existing
stock it is always wise to introduce a resident fish to the new arrivals. After one
or two weeks, if all fish remain healthy, they can then be safely added to your existing stock.
Medication Most of the times you will not need this, but keep some Anti fungus medication
that will not damage your biological filter, Erythromycin or Triple Sulfa Powder
always works well for us. Monitor all your Fish and follow directions before using.