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Old 01-21-2016, 12:35 PM   #1
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I am starting up a QT tank after a new addition wiped out my tank some time ago. I am about to QT a single maroon clown. My initial plan was cupramine, full water change and then paraguard. I've read that maroon clowns are very sensitive to copper at any level. Cupramine contains copper....what would you guys suggest as a QT regimen?


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I wouldn't medicate, but carefully watch the fish for a few weeks. Only medicate if he breaks out with something, JMO.


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Yeah I agree. I am a firm believer that in both animals and people you only medicate when necessary. It can actually turn out to be more harm then good.


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Old 01-21-2016, 06:28 PM   #4
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Being from over the pond is surprising how different opinions are. That was my initial opinion


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I agree with nothing but observation unless necessary, but some people are firm believers in treat to ensure.


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Old 01-21-2016, 07:43 PM   #6
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I watched the vivid aquarium video, they do various treatments.


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It is true that certain parasites could be eliminated by medicating in QT, but everything has a pro and con. In my opinion QT should be a safe place for a fish, that has been thru hell, to recover energy and immune response. Too much, too little medication, or the wrong medication just adds additional stress that can be as damaging as any disease. I think observation over weeks or maybe a month insures your pretty safe.


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I think I'll do that, I'm trying the maroon clown on every type of food to see what he likes. My tang can be a bit of a pain so fingers crossed. Such a stunning clown


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Rather than using copper as a prophylactic treatment, why not just set it up hypo saline, that would take care of the majority of common external parasites and then only medicate if needed.
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That was another consideration. I've read a really detailed prophylactic QT thread which has some good ideas but some things like fresh water baths I wasn't keen on


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