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Old 02-12-2011, 01:52 PM   #1
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My tank is cycled and ready to go. It's a 60 gallon with 60 lbs. of LR and 40 lbs. of LS. I already have 6 snails in there but am ready to get my first fish. I'm gonna go with a yellow watchmen goby. My question is, do I need to QT my first fish? I have a 20 G ready to go if I need to but if it's the first one, do i bother QTing it?

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Old 02-12-2011, 02:09 PM   #2
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It's a fair question. The general answer is it's always a good idea to QT a fish. If for no other reason, if there is problems with the fish and you opt to return it it's much easier to catch it out of a 20g QT tank than a DT full of hiding places.

All that being said, I didn't QT my first fish either.
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Old 02-12-2011, 02:42 PM   #3
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I agree with neilanh, but I have also never QT my first fish in a tank but whatever you feel safer with.
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i didn't QT my first bit of livestock either
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:24 PM   #5
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id QT it ... just because its a goby and if you get second thoughts or a sick fish youll never catch it untill its upside down
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:23 PM   #6
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I have lost half of my livestock before from not qt ing a fish. Get in the good habit of qt
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A yellow watchman goby would be a great first fish. Good luck with him.
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