Getting Started with your new GloFish® fluorescent fish

When your new GloFish arrive, there are a series of steps you must follow to get them properly adjusted to their new home. Your GloFish may be slightly stressed when they arrive, so be sure to handle them with care throughout the acclimation process. Here are the steps we recommend for successfully introducing your fish to their new aquarium:

Step 1: Carefully open the box containing your fish and discard any heating or cooling packs.

Step 2: Each online order is shipped with a sachet of Tetra® AquaSafe®. If you are setting up a new aquarium, you will need to add the enclosed Tetra AquaSafe (as directed on the sachet) before adding your fish to help ensure that the water will be safe for them.

Step 3: Follow this 25-minute procedure to safely acclimate your fish to their new home:

Float the entire bag of fish in your aquarium for 15 minutes.

3b. Open the bag carefully and place approximately one cup of water from your aquarium into the floating bag (with the fish still inside the bag).

3c. Wait another 5 minutes, then repeat the step above (i.e., place approximately one additional cup of water from the aquarium into the floating bag with the fish still inside).

3d. Wait another 5 minutes.

3e. Next, slowly empty the entire contents of the bag (including the water) into your tank.