Originally Posted by trit0n2003
I have been waiting for this for a long time!
I am now going to dive into the discus world ( not blindly of course lol)
I am waiting for an acquaintance that i met through a friend to get his order in later this month, and then he told me he is going to be treating them for any parasites and disease in a quarantine for about 3 weeks before I can pick them up.
With this in mind, I was wondering if it would even be necessary for me to do a quarantine and treatment of my own before adding them to my main tank. I don't want them to be stressed from all of his medications and treatments and then dealing with mine for another 2-3 weeks.
What do you think?
Is a hard call to make, not knowing what medications dealer used, or why.
Would like to think /hope, dealer was raising/selling, healthy Discus that did not need treatment for parasites or disease.(This would put me off purchasing these particular fishes).
I would at the very least,,, go to the fish profiles here,, and read what to look for with respect to healthy Discus assuming you are going to be able to SEE the fish before you purchase them.
There are those over at SimplyDiscus.com who I would trust in purchasing fishes sight unseen, for it is their livelihood and reputation on the line,and you can read from other's who have purchased these fishes.
Otherwise,,I would not purchase fishes I could not first look at, or fishes that needed to be treated with meds before purchasing.