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post #11 of 14 Old 01-24-2007, 11:02 AM
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The lifecycle of Ich is 4 weeks, so that's how long I quaranteen everything for.
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post #12 of 14 Old 01-24-2007, 11:37 AM
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I would wait at least 2 weeks. I introduced 2 otto's into my tank, did not quarantine them. By day three, my tank was infected with Ich. Total loss = 12 fish (5 cherry barbs, 3 ottos, 1 emperor tetra, 3 black neons).

I now am cycling a new QT tank. I learned a very hard lesson.

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post #13 of 14 Old 01-24-2007, 12:54 PM
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The Reason that I don't Quarintine for more then is that the lfs I buy From Has VERY VERY Healthy Tanks. And you Rarely See A dead Fish.
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post #14 of 14 Old 01-24-2007, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
matt, that is no way to look aqt the fish hobby, no tank is very healthy and has no diseases. Maybe when the fish dies the staff immediatly cleans it up. If possible you should always quarantine fish, and since you have like 7 tanks (some saltwater) you should quarantine them. Speaking of saltwater, it is a requirement to have a quarantine tank for saltwater, why dont you use that. By the way show some pictures of your sw
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