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Old 03-03-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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New fish died on last day of quarantine

I've had some bandit cories and harlequin rasboras in a QT for two weeks. Today is the last day of the 2nd week and 1 bandit Cory died.

I noticed the bandit hadn't eaten for about a week and it was getting pretty skinny. Last night it's eyes were pretty sunken and I figured it would probably pass today. It was never really active and since I got them it was a loner for the most part.

Question: Do I assume the Cory was just unhealthy/poor stock to begin with? Or should I continue to quarantine the rest for another week to be on the safe side?

All other fish haven't shown signs of illness or lethargy. All eating well and I even managed to give them some bellies... Oops lol.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:05 PM   #2
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Hoping to get some thoughts on this tonight. Was setup to drip acclimate them all into the display already when I found the dead bandit.

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Old 03-03-2013, 10:36 PM   #3
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Sorry you lost one. Most suggest QTing for 4-6 wks because some illnesses take time to show up. Not knowing why the one died, I'd continue to QT.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:41 PM   #4
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I agree I'd prolong the quarantine too just to be safe.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:01 PM   #5
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Sounds good. I trust the LFS I got them from so I was going with my minimum. But I'm good with being safe
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:07 PM   #6
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It's good you trust your lfs. I think sometimes lfs get a bad rap. Fish are like people sometimes you just get sick. Lol! Keep us updated on how it goes
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:14 PM   #7
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I got lucky another member here recommended them. I guess they're really not "local" at 40 mins away but it's worth the drive lol. The last one I trusted closed up shop about 10 years ago which was sad since I had been going there when I was a kid.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:18 PM   #8
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40 mins isn't so bad I drive almost 2 hours to one of the breeders I trust.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:58 AM   #9
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40 mins isn't so bad I drive almost 2 hours to one of the breeders I trust.
I can't imagine driving that far!
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:00 AM   #10
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Not much choice in the matter when you live in the middle of no where lol! Keep us updated on the quarantine. Hopefully it was just one that was weak
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:04 AM   #11
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Not much choice in the matter when you live in the middle of no where lol! Keep us updated on the quarantine. Hopefully it was just one that was weak
Yep fingers crossed! I'm hoping it was nothing since I really like how active all these new guys are.
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:00 AM   #12
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Been another week and everyone else is still looking good and eating well.

Safe to add them?
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:26 AM   #13
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Been another week and everyone else is still looking good and eating well.

Safe to add them?
If everyone looks good and you've no issues at all I'd think it be all right to add them in now. It's been a week since the one and only showed signs and passed right? And a total of two weeks in qt? Or has it been three?
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Been three weeks. And yeah just the one stopped eating and died. I was going to add them today but ran out if time.

I'm never over stocking a QT again lol. The multiple daily WCs are a pain!
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Lol! Live and learn hey? I'd add them if it was me
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:23 PM   #16
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Yeah exactly. I guess I got all of them at once but the time spent wasn't really worth it now that I'm looking back haha
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When I get groups of fish. I qt them all together, sometimes you get one that's sick and you have to wait a little longer is all. IMO it's better to possibly lose new fish than to lose your entire community of fish. (Not that losing any fish is good) Keep us updated as to how they're settling in
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:30 PM   #18
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So far so good. Saw everyone settling in well and eating this morning. I'm expecting to be missing a few rasboras by the end of the week... they really like schooling around my angel, sigh haha.

On a side note, the bandit cories I thought I bought were actually mislabeled pandas. Works for me since that was the reason I bought the bandits, to match my single last panda cory. Score lol. Also pretty cool to see tiny/young cories sharing a wafer with an amano shrimp larger than itself, haha.
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So far so good. Saw everyone settling in well and eating this morning. I'm expecting to be missing a few rasboras by the end of the week... they really like schooling around my angel, sigh haha.

On a side note, the bandit cories I thought I bought were actually mislabeled pandas. Works for me since that was the reason I bought the bandits, to match my single last panda cory. Score lol. Also pretty cool to see tiny/young cories sharing a wafer with an amano shrimp larger than itself, haha.
Good to hear!! Tell your Angel they're "friends not food" lol! I love my cories I have pandas too! Bonus score on them working out to be the same! Sounds like everything is working out great!
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:54 PM   #20
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After the first day the angel has been ignoring the rasboras now. She did get a good grab on two of them though and they got some minor fin damage, a little tearing and some bumps. You'd think it would have taught them a lesson but nope haha. I'm just happy the angel doesn't even notice them anymore... Even if they seemingly follow her around like she's a giant rasbora lol
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