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Old 10-21-2005, 12:01 PM   #1
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How long do you QT?

How long do you QT your new fish if all looks well with them?
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I did 2 -3 weeks depending on the hardiness of the fish.
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New additions should be QT'ed for at least four weeks, preferably six. HTH
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I think most would agree 4-6 weeks, but some say longer. Really depends, but I have seen some develop problems around the 3 week mark. There is a method called the three day transfer method that you can use to break the cycle in 12 days.

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I read up on the "three day transfer method ". That would have to be extremely hard on a fish. Still would not guarantee success, and is a ton of work.
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That would have to be extremely hard on a fish
I agree. I prefer to monitor the fish for 6 weeks, assuming it's healthy, over proactive treatments that will induce more stress than necessary on the fish.
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