GloFish fluorescent fish are born brilliant! They are not injected or dyed. They inherit their harmless, lifelong color from their parents, and require the same care as any other community fish. GloFish add a neat conversation piece to your home, office, or classroom and are perfect for hobbyists and beginners alike.
You can experience your own Glo with the Tetra GloFish 20-Gallon Aquarium Kit! Kit includes a Glass Aquarium with Fluorescent Silicone, Low Profile Hood with Blue LED Lighting, QuietFlow Power Filtration, Multi-colored Gravel, Decorative Plants,Black Backing, Filter Cartridge, Premium Fish Food Sample, Water Conditioner Sample. GloFish and fluorescent décor creates a colorful, neon display in your home the whole family can enjoy. Aquarium measures 20" x 10" x 12."
GloFish and gravel are not included in the aquarium kit.
Preparing Your Aquarium
It is very important to prepare the water before adding fish to an aquarium. Most tap water contains harmful chemicals (like chlorine and ammonia), which can be dangerous for your fish and should be neutralized. Another helpful preparation step, known as “cycling,” will establish beneficial bacteria in an aquarium and reduce the any chances of your fish having an adverse reaction to their new environment.
Adding a New Fish
When you have prepared the water and are ready to introduce your fish to its new home, there are several important steps you should take to make sure the transition is both safe and comfortable for your fish:
- Avoid extreme temperature variations or prolonged travel time when transporting your fish from the pet store to your home.
- Once you have arrived home, while keeping the fish enclosed in the bag from the pet store, float the bag in your aquarium. This will allow the temperature of the water in the bag to come closer to that of the tank.
- After the bag has been floating for 30 minutes, open the bag and add about one cup of aquarium water every 10 minutes, until the volume of water in the bag is doubled. This gradual process will help your fish to adjust to the difference between the water that was in the pet shop and the water that is in its new home.
- Once the fish has had enough time to become accustomed to the new water conditions, you can release it into the tank by carefully discarding the water from the bag through a fish net and quickly placing the fish into the tank. It may be shy for the first few minutes as it explores its new home, but it will adjust within a short period of time.