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Old 04-11-2003, 12:14 AM   #11
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I never quarantine.
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Old 04-11-2003, 11:12 PM   #12
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Wow Hara - those 3 words! Surely you are leaving yourself open to the forum equivalent of 'flaming' for saying that!

For information - the clown fish still shows no sign of interest in food. Getting worried about him now.
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I don't quarantine either. I do however, if I see problems starting or the fish does not kick illness or look better after a few days.
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But on this forum,flaming is not usually tolerated too long
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I understand exactly what you are going through with your clown. My husband bought me a large snowflake eel for my birthday, I believe we got it on the 28th of March. It still has not eaten and it is bothering me to no end. I have noticed that he is losing weight and there is nothing I can do but keep offering assorted foods to him. I thought he had been eating my peppermint shrimp as I had not seen them, but my husband saw the shrimp yesterday. I am not a fatalist and will keep trying until he quits breathing, but I do not know if it will happen.
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Old 04-11-2003, 11:41 PM   #16
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We do our best to shut it down quickly. IMO, the vast majority of hobbiests do not quarantine. It's hard to flame someone for something you don't do, or haven't done in the past. I personally recommend quarantining your fish, I have had quarantine tanks in the past, I try to help people set up quarantine tanks. However, I do not have a fish in my current reef that under went quarantine.
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It's good to know form the experience of long time hobbiests that quarantining new aquisitions is not always done. My 125 gallon is new (February '02) and my livestock consists of 4 fish,the lates additions being a pair of true perculas two weeks ago. I am comtemplating my next purchase and whether or not to set up my QT tank and using that for a month before introduction into the main tank. I did not do that with my the current livestock, but there wasn't much at stake yet either.

I did worry about the one clown not eating for 5 days, but all the fish are doing quite well right now. Right now I'm thinking of just waiting another couple of weeks, picking up my new aquisition for them lfs and placing it right in the main tank.

That's one of the benefits of have a lfs you can trust. I can see the livestock I want or they can order it for me. The perculas were in their tank for several weeks and were on hold for me for a week before I brought them home.
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Good news all! This morning I fed the fish as usual. The damsels darted out of nowhere as usual and polished off everything they could see, as did the shrimp - then, like he hadn't eaten for days (which I guess he hadn't) the clown came streaking up from behind the LR and basically had a feeding frenzy for a few minutes! He's a completely different fish now, swimming happily and chasing the damsels!

Thanks to all for words of advice and encouragement....

Only trouble is - I just may be hooked on this hobby now!
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Glad to hear he's eating finally. I too was quite worried for a few days when mine wouldn't eat.
Now, what fish to get next?...
QT first or not?...
and many more questions to come.
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