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    I have had my tank up and running for about a year now. If I wanted to add more decorations, plants, etc...could I? I mean without bothering the fish or their stress level? I hope I am explaining it right. I don't want to mess them up by adding more stuff to their environment, but I want to give them a few more hidey-hole type places.

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    assuming everything you put in is aquarium-safe, there's no problem at all. The fish will be glad for improvements to their environment.
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    Ok thanks. I will head to the LFS tonite :)

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    In my experience, if you're just adding some stuff, you can leave the fish in. For major reorganizing, it's best to remove the fish, especially if you have jumpers.

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    Once Ive had them a while, my fish dont even flinch when I go to work on the plants and decor. They seem more curious than anything and sometimes nibble me.


    I guess they figure If i was going to eat them I would have by now.

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