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Old 03-07-2005, 12:41 AM   #1
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QT tank treatment?

I just bought some new fish on Friday a six line wrasse and 2 green clown gobies. They are currently in a QT tank for observation. I have had ich problems in the past and that has made me paranoid about parasites. I would like to know if I should still do 1 treatment of clout to be safe?

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I would not treat unless a problem presents itself. A normal QT should be 4 weeks and you should see signs of any problems before that time if there is one.

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Agree, I don't treat unless I see a problem.
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Can clown gobies do copper? I think I kiled a Gumdrop goby in QT with copper.

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Agree, I don't treat unless I see a problem.
Do you keep you QT at normal or lowered salinity?
30 gal standard 55 lbs LR, 60 lb live sand, 10 gal sump/refugium. Urchin skimmer, mag7 pump, 3 x 96W PC combination 10,000K/actinic bulb, 2 blue LED moonlights
SG 1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4

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1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

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Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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Old 03-07-2005, 11:10 AM   #6
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Slightly lowered salinity can help reduce stress in newly aquired fish but definately not lowered to a greater degree. 25-29 ppt would be okay though.

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