Most stores do share tanks due to economical reasons and for greater water volume (easier to maintain). My lfs
never shares more then 2 tanks and all their tanks are 20+ gal
tanks with many 100+ gal
tanks on display. They also QT everything in separate tanks.
should QT for their own stocks health but do not. I’ve seen one lfs
loose thousands of dollars due to a bad ick attack and now do practice QT.
Still in the same lfs
I watched a new person dump 20+ peppermint shrimp into the QT without acclimating them last month. All were dead within 4 hours.
Originally Posted by Kurt_Nelson
Is this why there are some people out there that say that every single tank has ick and it's just a matter of whether or not your fish is stressed enough for it to take hold?
This is false. ick is a parasite that has
to be introduced to a tank. It's introduced to people’s tanks and the lfs
through fish who had it in the wild.
That is why it's critical to QT EVERYTHING
before adding to the main tanks.