01-31-2012, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
If there is a fish in the plant tank, then some fish dieseases/parasites can hitch a ride on the plants. Ich for instance. As with fish, to be safe, quarantine in a small tank for 2-3 weeks can be done. They obviously need sufficient light if one does this.
Dipping in solutions of this or that is often suggested, but I tend to accept Rhonda Wilson's advice that anything strong enough to effectively kill algae, snail eggs or parasites will almost certainly harm and possibly kill the plant.
This is what I was thinking. They never used to have fish in there and when I saw it, I reported it. They kind of laughed but I told them I was less likely to come back for plants if there was fish in there. It looked to me like a feeder fish which made me worry even more. They tend to be sick so... Not a good thing. I also had concerns about moving any new plants so often. As it is, some melt. I am afraid if I have to put them in a quarantine tank for a few weeks, they might die altogether and void the 14 day money back deal.
If they were truly worried about snails, I would honestly rather they toss in an assassin or two.
I also agree with the "no use of chemicals" in the tank. Other then Prime and my plant fertilizers, I don't add anything.