03-11-2011, 05:49 AM
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Originally Posted by SweetPoison
Most definitely! I can't tell you how many times on Simply we would see: "HELP, my discus are sick"
"any new Discus lately" "Yes, a week ago" "Did you QT?" "umm....No, I didn't, but he looked really healthy"
I would say 8 out of 10 times, this was the case. QT like the devil himself gave them to you, is what we used to say!
Yes,I bought a runt from local fish store that I felt would have a much better chance with me and though I often preach quarantine, I did not do so with this fish.
I subsequently ended up with an 80 gal hospital tank and spent considerable dollars,time,and many day's, night's, of worrying while treating for parasites that possibly came with the runt fish.
All could have been avoided and treatment cheaper,easier, (less water in small quarantine) and I would not have subjected healthy fishes to the rigors,stress, of treatment had I heeded my own cadvice.