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Old 04-19-2015, 09:32 PM   #1
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Hi guys! I just caught a Hawaiian cleaner wrasse for my tank. He's beautiful!! I want to quarantine him and he has no symptoms and is active and healthy. If he has no symptoms how long should I quarantine him?
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True cleaner wrasses are a NO NO for tanks.
Their survival rate is dismal.
Strongly consider if you know how to care for this fish while release is still an option?
Sorry if everyone else dis agrees.
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Old 04-19-2015, 09:49 PM   #3
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Yes totally agree with you. But I've been pretty successful with these guys in the past.
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Old 04-19-2015, 09:50 PM   #4
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So quarantine. How long?
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Most Qt for 4-6 weeks.
Good luck and meant to ask for a pic.
Do not treat for anything unless you see/suspect it.
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Stop catching fish and throwing them into your tanks. We've covered this before. These guys need a 70 gallon tank min and are extremely difficult to keep.
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Stop catching fish and throwing them into your tanks. We've covered this before. These guys need a 70 gallon tank min and are extremely difficult to keep.
I guess others DON'T dis agree!
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well if you are determined to keep it, be sure to regularly introduce parasites into your system so it has something to eat.
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Yes totally agree with you. But I've been pretty successful with these guys in the past.

I've never had luck with these, so I gave up on them long ago. What do you define as "pretty successful"? How many have you kept in the past and what were they in the tank with?

For QT, I'd go 8 weeks and hope it does not starve in the process.

What is in the tank already?


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Well all I have in there is a clean up crew. Some hermit crabs some snails,brittle stars, and a couple sea cucumber. I will be able to feed my wrasse for a long time since one of the hermit crabs I got was pregnant. Now I have little microscopic babies everywhere which is perfect for the wrasse. I have seen him eat a couple already its great!!!!
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