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12-15-2007, 08:23 PM
Hiyo! Just a quick question. I have a 10 gallon tank with four guppies in it (all males). When I do water changes, I normally just leave the little guys in the tank. Should I move them to a little fishy cup while I change their water so it doesn't bother them, or does it matter? I don't want to stress them out any! I always hear that it's important to change the water, but do ya'll take your fish out or leave them in during the change? Just thought I'd ask!! :) Thanks you

12-15-2007, 08:26 PM
its perfectly fine to leave them in, in fact moving them just stresses them more.

welcome to ac!

12-15-2007, 08:31 PM
Thanks, cocoa!! :) I reckon that makes sense.

And thanks for the welcome :)

12-15-2007, 08:31 PM
yup leave them in the tank, if your doing it by bucket just pour the water into the tank slowly

welcome to the forums btw :)

12-15-2007, 11:35 PM
leave them in the tank and dont suck any up.:thumb:

12-16-2007, 12:36 AM
lol Thanks! I'll try not to suck any up :]

12-16-2007, 12:56 AM
Welcome to the forum! I'll have to echo everyone here! Leave em' in there since you will only be changing 25 - 40% percent of the water. Transferring them in and out would cause them more stress. Are you using any water conditioners for the water you put back in the tank?