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Old 06-07-2004, 07:14 PM   #1
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QT - 2 or 4 weeks?

Should I be keeping my fish in Quarantine for 2 or 4 weeks?

4 weeks seems like an awful long time! They don't really seem to like it in there - small tank, nothing in there, etc.

Would taking them out after 2 weeks (of eating fine etc.) be a bad idea?
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Old 06-07-2004, 07:16 PM   #2
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The life cycle of some parasites may not show up for as long as 3 weeks. Keeping the fish in the QT for 4 ensures better success at not contaminating the main tank. A 2 week QT would be very risky.

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Patience Luke... :P
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Agree with above, 4 weeks.
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I had two Firefish in QT for two weeks, my ammonia started rising and I decided to put them in the big tank, they are fine, but I guess I was lucky....
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I had two Firefish in QT for two weeks, my ammonia started rising and I decided to put them in the big tank, they are fine, but I guess I was lucky....
That's what water changes are for
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3 weeks have now passed - should I stick out for the full 4, or will 3 weeks be enough?
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