Getting Started With Your SecondPets Fishes
CAUTION: do not open or edit fishes or eggs, or fish bags containing fishes or eggs as this will kill your fish or eggs. Do not take fishes or eggs into inventory. Rezzing fishes or eggs from your inventory will kill them.
If fishes or eggs get returned to your inventory return them to SecondPets for replacement.
To safely take fishes or eggs into inventory bag them in a SecondPets Fish Bag. SecondPets Fish Bags are available free at the SecondPets Store.
If a fish or egg gets lost outside the fish tank do not take it into inventory. Place a bag near the fish and click the fish to bring up the fish's menu or the egg's menu. ??? Select
Getting Started with your Second Pets Fishes is easy
For help join the Second Pets Owners Group. To join the Owners Group go to the in-world SecondPets Store and click the group joiner by the landing point.
If you need to contact Second Pets send a notecard to resident "SecondPets Resident". IMs get capped and lost.
Set Up Your Fish Tank
Note: Fish Tank name cannot be set with Edit, use on Fish Tank Main Menu 2.
Rez your fish tank and position it before putting fish in the tank. If you want to resize your tank now is the time, tanks cannot be resized or moved with fish in them.
Rez your tank in Edit Mode (Build > Select Build Toool > Edit Tool) so you can position the tank and decorations together. The tank is a coalesced object in inventory with the tank decorations. It's safe to move the tank without the decorations, this will not damage the tank.
After your tank is positioned where you want it reset the tank from the Tank Menu before you put fish in it. The tank must be entirely in one sim and should be a minimum of 4 meters from a sim border.
To reset your tank click the tank and choose from the tank menu.
Any time a tank is moved it must be reset. Moving a tank with fish in it will confuse them and they may get lost. To safely move a tank bag all the fishes and eggs in the tank (see Bagging Fishes and Eggs below), move the tank, reset the tank, then unbag the fishes and eggs into the tank.
CAUTION: Tanks cannot be placed across a sim boundary. Keep tanks 4 meters from sim boundaries if possible.
If you need to move a tank, bag the fish and eggs in the tank first.
Your SecondPets Fish Tank conrols your fishes and eggs. You don't have to click on the egg or fish to get it's menu.
Taking Care of Your Fish
If a fish gets lost outside of the tank or too far from the fish controller to bag place a bag close to the fish then click the fish to get it's menu. Bag the fish from the fish's menu, then take the bag.
If you rez a fish or egg from inventory it will die. If fish or eggs get returned to your inventory by Second Life Second Pets™ will replace them.
Do not modify the contents of a bag or the fish or egg will die.
Unbagging Fish and Eggs
Place the bag containing the fish or egg close to the tank or water you want the fish or egg to live in.
Click the tank choose . This will unbag fish or eggs from all bags close to the tank. If you do not want to unbag some bags move them far from the tank or take them into inventory.
Feeding Your SecondPets Fish
Fish need to eat every hour. Rez one or more containers of SecondPets Fish food near your tank.
Fish will send you a message if they can't find food and get hungry. If you're not online when a fish can't find food it will wait until you're online to send you a message.
After 72 hours without food fish will get sick. Sick fish turn green. Sick fish will recover when fed.
Fish eat the same amount no matter how much food is rezzed. If you can't log on for awhile just make sure your fish have enough food until you return.
Bagging Fishes and Eggs
Place an empty bag close to the tank containing the fish or egg you want to bag. Choose the fish or egg to bag from the tank select fish menu, then choose bag fish or bag egg.
If the egg you want to hatch is in a bag put the egg in a tank (see Unbagging).
Choose the egg you want to hatch from the tank menu.
Choose hatch in the tank fish selected menu. Eggs take one hour to hatch
Selecting a Fish or Egg
If you have trouble finding the fish you want in the select fish menu click on the tank dialog. The list of fish has a number for each fish corresponding to the number each fish has in the select fish dialog.
Male and female fish of the same species in the same tank can breed. See breeding for details.