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Can a plant from a stock tank be put in my aquarium?

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Can a plant from a stock tank be put in my aquarium?
Old 08-12-2012, 12:33 PM   #1
 
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Can a plant from a stock tank be put in my aquarium?

I was wondering if I could put a plant in my aquarium that comes from a stock tank?
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:04 PM   #2
 
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I'm not sure what "stock tank" refers to. If you mean from a tank containing fish, then there is a risk that the plant could bring pathogens (parasites, disease, etc) from those fish. Quarantining in a tank with no fish for 2-3 weeks is advisable. If there are no fish in the plant tank in the store, I personally do not bother with QT.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:21 PM   #3
 
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Stock tank from a farm. ( Not a fish farm)
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:26 PM   #4
 
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Stock tank from a farm. ( Not a fish farm)
If "stock" refers to farm animals, definitely do not put anything from their water into the aquarium. Livestock can carry many pathogens.

This is like using plants from a natural watercourse; the chances of introducing foreign pathogens that the fish (being from another part of the world) may well not be able to fight off is significant.

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Old 08-12-2012, 08:05 PM   #5
 
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Thanks for the info.
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