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Old 10-23-2006, 02:07 AM   #11
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To save Bandwidth, and because it is semi related to the conversation at hand, I am posting this question here....


I will be recieving a copper banded butterfly on tuesday morning from LiveAquaria.com

I know they are also prone to ich, and I have every intention of placing it in my 30g QT tank, with the other 3 fish I recieve from them.

My Question is, If a hyposalinity treatment becomes required, I assume I can just bring my QT tank, that I keep at 82 degrees, and 1.015 SG, down to to 1.010 SG, and keep the temp around 82-83 degrees?

Also Once the fish all look healthy, and show no signs of ich, what is the correct way to transfer them to the main tank? Should I bring the salinity up to the Main tank's 1.022 SG, and temp 80 degrees, then directly transfer them to the main tank? Or should they be placed into a bucket and then acclimated to the main tank from the hyposalinity?

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Here is one of our articles on QT. My only question is why do you want the salinity so low for. It will take forever to get it from your LFS to your QT and from your QT to your fish. It is also reccommended here to QT one fish at a time. The reasoning is that one fish could infect all of them where if you did one or two at a time you might be able to observe nothing wrong and add to the main after a week or two. Just some thoughts.
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Here is one of our articles on QT. My only question is why do you want the salinity so low for. It will take forever to get it from your LFS to your QT and from your QT to your fish. It is also reccommended here to QT one fish at a time. The reasoning is that one fish could infect all of them where if you did one or two at a time you might be able to observe nothing wrong and add to the main after a week or two. Just some thoughts.
From everything I have read, Hyposalinity is 1.010-1.013.

The reason I am going to QT all 4 fish, is because I am ordering them from Liveaquaria.com, So I had to make an order of multiple fish. It would cost a fortune to purchase fish 1 at a time from anywhere that has to ship them due to the cost of shipping.

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Ok I understand. As far as the salinity you are putting them in the QT to observe them first. You dont want to treat unless they have something first. IMO I would bump up to 1.020 and observe them for a week and see if you have anything to treat first. No use in putting them through the treatment process if they dont need to.
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Ok I understand. As far as the salinity you are putting them in the QT to observe them first. You dont want to treat unless they have something first. IMO I would bump up to 1.020 and observe them for a week and see if you have anything to treat first. No use in putting them through the treatment process if they dont need to.
I agree with this. If there is not a problem, I wouldn't worry. Just observe them, if they are healthy, add them to the main, depending on the differences in your QT/main, you might have to acclimate them.
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Yeah, that what I was going to do. If I need to treat them, I would lower the Salinity over a couple of days to the 1.010-1.013 range, and raise the temp up to about 83.

Once it is determined that all the fish are healthy, I planned to bring the QT tank up to match the main tank's salinity/temp, and then transfer them to the main tank one at a time, over a few days time.

My main concern is the Copper Banded butterfly. I don't think the scooter blenny, watchman goby, or algae bleeny will have or get any sickness.

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I assume I can just bring my QT tank, that I keep at 82 degrees, and 1.015 SG, down to to 1.010 SG, and keep the temp around 82-83 degrees?
I thought from this post you keep your QT salinity at 1.015 and that`s the reason I said something.
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