Hello all. Thank you for all of your input. I am new to the hobby and am always trying to learn more in order to be a responsible aquarist. Any and all advice is always welcome.
I am picking up a captive bred black occ. clown today from my LFS
. It is arriving from quality marine today. The LFS
says I should not quarantine the fish because it would be too much stress to go from the bag to QT to DT. He swears by the quality of the fish and states that there will be no parasites present. I have my qt ready. It is the exact parameters of my DT. This is my first fish. I do have some corals. 1 small frogspawn, 1 small Xenia, 1 small star polyp, 1 medium star polyp, 1 blue striped mushroom with purple base, 1 Zoa, 1 montipora. I also have a small contingent of CUC. 9 snails, 6 hermits, 1 porcelain, 1 small peppermint.
Test results this morning,
Alkalinity: 2.8 meq/l
16.75 gallon tank
22 lbs. LR
30 lbs. LS
2 Koralia PH 425gph
Odyssea lights with MH
, T5, moon
My big question is, should I quarantine the clown or do as my LFS
says and drip acclimate and put in DT?