Moving goldfish from one tank to another
I want to move two goldfish from my smaller 30 gall on tank to my larger 50 gallon one. Im confused as to the best way to do this? Can anybody give any tips
If your 50gal is already set up, just net them and put them into the new tank. Or is it more complicated than that?
46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted cory catfish, cherry barbs, guppies, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies
+ to Andrea. If your 50 is setup and cycled unless you have a big ph difference or differing temperature from one tank to another you should be able to just move them.
Having said that, however, if I move a fish from one tank to another I usually drip acclimate them for about 45 minutes, just to make certain there aren't any unknown chemistry issues between tanks. Probably over kill but I just feel better doing it that way.
30 gal FW:dw gourami, cory cats, ABN pleco, Colombian & Serpae tetra, nerites & mystery snails
5.5 gal FW: crown tail betta
90 gal FW: Blood Parrots, severums, Jurupari, EBJD, congo tetras, angel, dw gourami, mystery snails
90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
Net and drop. Just that easy. You are moving them to the same temp and same pH. Nothing more is needed.
But depending on the kind of goldfish, the 50 might be a better option for them. Sizes of different goldfish listed below in my signature.
As mentioned above assuming your 50 is cycled, as long as temp and ph as very close to each other, net them out of the 30 and chuck them in the 50 - job done!
As said above - net & drop. If it's not cycled, move your filter(s) from the 30 to the 50 and you have an instant cycle.
Tank 1: 20gal Long Planted Freshwater - 1 Crowntail Betta + 8 Oto Cats + 1 Horned Nerite Snail + 3 Orange Rabbit Snail + 4 Amano Shrimp
Tank 2: 75gal Planted Freshwater - 6 Serpaes + 18 Black Ruby Barbs + 3 Golden Wonder Killies + 1 Opaline Gourami + 2 Striped Raphael Cat + 4 SAEs + 5 Assassin Snails
Tank 3: 10gal Planted Brackish Water - 4 Nerite Snails
Tank 4: 10gal Planted Freshwater - 5 Rabbit Snails + RCS
My 75 Gal Journal
My Snail Breeding Journal
Exactly. I moved my 5 blood parrots and bristlenose from tank to tank two days in a row. Net, drop, lights out for a period to reduce stress. Done.