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Second Pets™ Getting Started With Your Breedable Pet Fish

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CAUTION: do not open or edit fish or eggs, or fish bags containing fish or eggs as this will kill your fish or eggs. Do not take fish or eggs into inventory. Rezzing fish or eggs from your inventory will kill them.

If fish or eggs get returned to your inventory return them to SecondPets™ for replacement.

To safely sell or transfer fish or eggs or take them into inventory bag them in a Second Pets™ Fish Bag first.

Getting Started with your Second Pets™ Fish is easy

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1. Unpack Your Kit

Your Second Pets™ starter kit contains:

2. Set Up Your Tank

Rez your fish tank and position it before putting fish in the tank.

CAUTION: Tank name cannot be set with Edit, use [rename tank] on the tank menu.

Rez your fish tank in Edit mode and position it before putting fish in the tank. The tank and decorations are a coalesced object in inventory so you want to rez it in Edit mode so you can move the tank and decorations together. It the tank or decorations get moved separatly no harm is done.

If you want to resize your tank now is the time tanks cannot be resized with fish in them.

After you rez your tank and position 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 2 meters from a sim border. Any time the tank is moved it must be reset before fishe are put in it.

To reset your tank click the tank and choose [reset tank] from the tank menu.

To safely move a tank bag all the fish and eggs in the tank (see Bagging Fish and Eggs below), move the tank, reset the tank, then unbag the fish and eggs into the tank.

3. Taking Care of Your Fish

Your Second Pets™ Fish Tank conrols your fish and eggs. You don't have to click on the egg or fish to get it's menu (menu).

Fish and eggs should only be removed from their tank or water by putting them in a bag. Bags are available free at the Second Pets™ store.

Do not take fish or eggs into inventory unless they are in a bag. If you rez a fish or egg from inventory it will die.

Do not modify the contents of a bag or the fish or egg will die.

4. 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 [unbag all]. 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.

Bags can be reused and are available free at the SecondPets™ Store and on the SL Marketplace.

5. Feeding Your Second Pets™ Fish

Fish need to eat every hour. Fish will send you a message if they can't find food. If you're not online when a fish can't find food it will wait until you're online to send you a message.

hungry fish dialog

After 72 hours without food fish will get sick. Sick fish turn green. Sick fish will recover when fed. No healing potion is needed.

Rez one or more containers of Second Pets™ Fish food near the tank. When a food container is low on food it turns yellow, when the food is almost gone it turns red. Empty food containers delete themselves.

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.

Anyone with rez rights where your fish live can feed them. Food access level must be set to group or all if the food is owned by a different avatar than the fish.

Food is available at the Second Pets™ Store store and on the Second Life® Marketplace in 1 container and 10 container packages.

10 container packs of food are a 30% savings over 1 container packs.

6. Bagging Fish 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's select fish menu, then choose bag fish or bag egg.

To bag all the fish and eggs in a tank put enough bags close to the tank, then choose [bag all] bag all from Fish Tank Menu Main Menu 2.

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.

If a fish or egg is outside the tank you can bag it by placing a bag near it and clicking the fish or egg and choosing [bag fish] from the fish's menu or [bag egg] from the egg's menu.

Fish bags can be reused and are available free at the Second Pets™ Store store and on the Second Life® Marketplace.

7. Hatching Eggs

If the egg you want to hatch is in a bag unbag the egg in the tank you want the egg to hatch in (see Unbagging).

Choose the egg you want to hatch from the tank's [select fish] menu.

Choose [hatch
		egg] in the tank fish selected menu. Eggs take one hour to hatch

If you bag an egg that's hatching, hatching will stop. This will not hurt the egg, it can be hatched after unbagging.

8. Breeding

Male and female fish in the same tank can breed.

You can control breeding by disabling or enabling [breeding] from the Fish Tank Menu Main Menu 2.

9. Selecting a Fish or Egg

Click the tank to bring up the tank's menu. Click [select fish] to bring up the select fish menu. Choose the fish you want and click it's button to get to the fish selected menu.

If you have trouble finding the fish you want in the select fish menu click [list fish] on the tank menu. The list of fish and eggs has a number for each fish or egg corresponding to the number each fish or egg has in the [select fish] menu.

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This page updated June 29, 2018.