01-15-2008, 03:41 PM
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My first question about three months in a quarantine tank is, "Why?". If your fish are wild caught, which I doubt that they are, the quarantine would be understandable. But, even then, not a three month segregation. I recieve many fish that are wild caught, especially this time of year. Most of my quarantines last from 2-3 weeks. This is primarily to adjust the fish and treat for parasites. For the most part, treating the newcomers in this manner, along with adding a few antibiotics(I really don't like using anything other than natural remedies/preventatives), the longest period of quarantine in recent memory is three weeks, most last two weeks.
It's great to be on the safe side, but, your plan is to the extreme. Quarantining fish shouldn't harm your fish or stunt their growth. I would rethink your timetable, though.