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Old 05-24-2013, 09:35 AM   #1
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Quarantining New Arrivals

I have set up a 10 gal qt for my any new fish i get
My question is during the quarantine process do I "pre treat" fish with a treatment before adding the to the dt or is it just for observation?
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I have set up a 10 gal qt for my any new fish i get
My question is during the quarantine process do I "pre treat" fish with a treatment before adding the to the dt or is it just for observation?
Thanks in advance
I tend to use a proactive method and treat new, wild caught specimens for external and internal parasites upon arrival. I then will wait up to 4 weeks to see if any bacterial or fungal situations occur before either treating accordingly or placing the fish in my DT.
Thank raised specimens that have not been exposed to wild fish can take a less drastic approach and should just be watched for a few weeks for any signs of disease or stress.

Hope this helps
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That helps a lot thanks
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I wouldn't treat with medication unless they show signs of some sort of disease. The idea of a qt is to see if they show signs first then treat not vise versa
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