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post #11 of 13 Old 03-11-2011, 04:19 AM
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Should you decide to purchase the fish, I would quarantine the fish for minimum of four weeks while observing the fish.Can take a few weeks for fishes to exhibit any health issues.
Check for solid poop as opposed to clear stringy feces.
Adding new fish to existing stock without quarantine, is risky buisness and good way to introduce unwanted nasties to otherwise healthy fishes.
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!

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6 Rasporas


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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.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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Once. I got just one Discus but I DID QT. Separate tanks, separate rooms. This discus within days, turn dark, slime coat slippin off. I treated him.

BUT.

I put my hand in that tank, and I was on the phone. I will never forget this as long as I live. I had my hand in that tank and went into the living room, while on the phone, and had a cube of FBW and opened my main tank and put my hand in there, as my Discus loved to eat from my hand.

I knew it. I flipped out ~ tossed the phone. Within in 24 hours all my beautiful discus were all black as hell and lying flat on the bottom. With the help of SD, especially, Kenny and Dan, And Al, everyone, phone calls, THere is a 300 post thread on there with pictures.

They all made it! Everyone of them. I almost didn't. The one in QT did not:( You should see these pictures, though. All so black and laying flat on the bottom of the tank.

And I DID QT. But I still contaminated my main tank.

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125 gallon ~ fake plants I'm a "fakie") ( thanks, Kym

3 Neon Tetras
13 Rummy Nose Tetras
2 Swordtails
6 Rasporas


QT: ( 2.20 )

4 Roseline Sharks
1 Black Mollies
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