After my recent troubles with fishes purchased at my LFS
, and having to throw up a QT to hospitalize my clowns.....I've come to a conclusion that acclimation only isn't the best way to get your fishes healthy.
I spoke with my vet, and she explained to me that any new fish should be quarentined for 30 days prior to main tank introduction to make sure the fish is healthy and stress free.
My question to you guys is, don't you need an established QT for such a purpose? Essentially, if you break down the QT and put it up only when bringing a new fish home, you'd be cycling with the already stressed out fish.
Doesn't that defeat the purpose?
Currently I'm just using a 10 gallon tank, with a sponge filter, and air supply, and a heater.
What are your thoughts on the best way to bring fish home? Keep in mind, I either don't trust my LFS
to QT the fish for me, or would be ordering from an online shipper like LiveAquaria.