25 Nile tilapia fingerlings arrived from the Uk after a rough 24 hour journey.
They were all alive, albeit fairly shaken up and stressed. The water temperature in the bag that they had arrived in had fallen to 22 degrees C – they were used to 25 to 28 degrees C.
Unfortunately my tank was at 17 degrees C, I therfore rushed out and picked up a bar water heater (35 euros) and added hot water from my taps directly to the tank.
Once the temperature was 24 degrees C, I felt comfortable adding the fish to their new environment.
Upon finding themselves in their new environment, they all ran off and hid behind the water pump.
I didn’t feel confortable with them hanging out there – seeing as they may have been stressed and tired I didn’t want any of them getting sacked up – so I added the stones below to create a safe place for them to congregate.