So I'm basing my question off of this article
Quarantine: More Harm than Good? | Advanced Aquarium Concepts
I currently have a 55 gallon as my main aquarium and a 10 gallon that used to be a planted tank but I tore down recently. I'm into cichlids and none of my cichlids should get over 6 inches.
I'm planning on using the 10 gallon as a dedicated quarantine tank to be used as needed and I have an extra filter on my 55 that will always be cycled for use in the 10. It will be bare bottom with some pvc
or other pipes for decor.
1. Do you think the tank is big enough to house 1 full grown 6 inch cichlid for quarantine either as a new fish or just to separate due to bullying. (Most of the time the new fish will be smaller cause I typically don't spend 50$ on a new fish)
2. In regards to the article who's link I posted, is it worth it to even quarantine new fish.
3. As a random question. If only one fish in the main aquarium is having an issue such as signs of internal parasites should I just treat him or treat the whole tank.
Thank for reading my rant and questions and thanks for being such a great community