My first one lasted 2 weeks in qt
. The second one lasted 3 and a half weeks in qt
. I had just about given up. Then 3 weeks ago we decided we would give it one more try. After much research and soul searching(LOL
) we got one and did not qt
it. Many researchers say that qt
is harder on them than anything else, so we put her straight into the main tank. Of course she immediately broke out in ich and I went into panic mode. However, the main tank has good water and a very big cleaner shrimp so the lfs
guy said to wait it out(we couldn't catch her for qt
). By the end of day 2 the cleaner had her completly cleaned off. After about 4 days she got a few more spots which were cleaned off again. She's been in for 3 weeks now and hopefully the worst is over. Maybe I lucked out this time. Good luck with yours.