I stopped by my LFS for some otocinclus today and asked what their pH is. To my dismay, their pH was 8.1 and the employee said it’s often higher than that. She also said it takes weeks for fish to acclimate to a different pH, so the store just acclimates new fish to temperature and then “dumps” them into the tank. I currently have the otos acclimating to my quarantine tank’s temperature and plan on using my standard acclimation protocol, which includes slowly dripping water from the tank into the bag. I'm wondering what others think. Thanks!