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Fish - Macrotocinclus affinis

€2.87
In stock
SKU
888045

Difficulty
Moderate
Min. Tank Size
37.9 Litres (10 US G.)
Size
3.8-5.1cm (1.5-2 ")
pH
6.0 - 8.0
Temp.
20 -26 °C (68-78.8°F)
Water Hardness
15-20 °d
Stocking Ratio
1:2 M:F
Availability
Uncommon
Diet
Herbivore
Pellet Foods
Other (See article)
Life Span
4-5 years
Habitat
South America
Family
Loricariidae

Acclimating fish, shrimps and snails to the new aquarium is extremely important. This is because most of the time, the water in the shop has different parameters to the water in our homes. Many species are sensitive to sudden changes in water parameters, therefore, acclimation to aquarium water is essential.

Acclimating method 1

Place the plastic bag of the animal bought in the shop (fish, shrimp, etc.) in the aquarium for 15-20 minutes to equalise the water temperatures. After heat equilibration, carefully pour out the animals into a clean vessel (separate vessels if there are several bags). Then, add 1 dl of aquarium water every 20 minutes. Acclimate your new creatures for at least 2-3 hours. Use a net to transfer the fish/shrimp from the vessel to the aquarium.

tip: The Seachem Stress Guard product can reduce the acclimating time to 30-60 minutes.

Acclimating method 2

Place the plastic bag of the animal bought in the shop (fish, shrimp, etc.) in the aquarium for 15-20 minutes to equalise the water temperature. After heat equilibration, carefully pierce 4-5 small holes in the bag while it is floating on the top of the water in the aquarium. Turn it over to allow the aquarium water to flow through the holes. Allow at least 2-3 hours for the water to mix. Release the fish/shrimp into the aquarium.

What is the ideal time of the day to settle the new residents?

The best time is before the lights are turned on. The fish are not active yet, so this is the best time to let the new residents in. They will find a hiding place sooner and have time to get to know the new aquarium before the active part of the day.
Of course, they can also be let in at other times of the day, but take good care of how the old residents react to the new ones. If you have a CO2 system, it is important to stop the carbon dioxide supply 2-3 hours before acclimation.

When is the earliest time I can feed my fish and shrimps?

Freshly introduced fish and shrimps should be fasted for 24 hours. They might not even accept food, but stress can also cause problems with digestion.

How many fish can I put in the aquarium?

Read our blog post on this.

What should I feed my fish?

Read our blog post on this.

More Information
Name Fish - Macrotocinclus affinis
SKU 888045
EAN 5994460995011
Manufacturer Livestock

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