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Receiving fish by mail

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I'm getting 7 new maingano tomorrow by mail. Is there any thing I need to know?
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Not sure if the is a species question or a 'I have never received fish in the mail' question. Can't help with the species, but if it is 'I have never gotten fish through the mail'.

1) Float the bags for 20-30 minutes.

2) Empty the bags of fish through a net into a seperate pot/bucket.

3) Only put the fish into the tank. NOT the bag water - amonia and drugs!!!

4) rearrange rocks if you like - depends on what is in the tank I guess.

5) Turn out the lights / you can even put a blanket over the tank to keep things calm if need be, again would depend on what is in the tank already, and don't worry about feeding them until the next day. Let them recover a little and get any drugs out of their system.

6) They should be fine.

I hope that answered your question...Good Luck.
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