Do you want to know how to acclimate fish? Place the new fish with transport water in a container with a heater set to the tank temperature. Then, use a drip acclimator or coral feeding tube to slowly introduce tank water. That way, the fish’s water gradually becomes like the new tank, reducing shock and stress. Once the fish is acclimated, move it with a fishnet or specimen container into the new home.
Want to know how to acclimate corals and invertebrates? Acclimating corals is a similar but slower process. First, dip the coral to remove any parasites. Lower the drip rate to allow for a gradual shift in water chemistry. Then, add the coral, preferably to a quarantine tank for observation.