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post #11 of 15 Old 09-13-2009, 04:45 AM
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glad they made the trip,nice QT tank too.

Ramen....a QT tank is a Quarantine Tank. it is used to place new fish in,so if they have
any diseases then it will be contained in the small tank,and not spread throughout the main tank,
with possible wipe out.they are also known as Isolation tanks.
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post #12 of 15 Old 09-13-2009, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone! They seem to be happy fishies,swimming around checking things out.

3 gallon male betta
10 gallon male betta
12 gallon QT
30 gallon
1 Pl*co, Brochis Splenden,False Julii Cory,Pygmy Corys,Female Betta,Harlequin Rasbora,Tetras
55 gallon Possible Barb tank?!

Swim free

All my past fishies

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post #13 of 15 Old 09-16-2009, 03:36 PM
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Very nice.

Kindest Regards,

Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

I have a 55 gallon, 40 gallon, 29 gallon, 20 gallon tank, 5 gallon , and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.
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post #14 of 15 Old 09-16-2009, 04:29 PM
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how long should they stay in a "QT" tank? also what size should a QT Tank be? sorry im still really new to the little details for fishy keeping!
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post #15 of 15 Old 09-17-2009, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Ramenuzumaki View Post
how long should they stay in a "QT" tank? also what size should a QT Tank be? sorry im still really new to the little details for fishy keeping!
Most aquarists consider 2-3 weeks in QT adequate. Obvious and common problems like ich will manifest itself by then. Of course, other things may not. The size of the QT depends upon the fish, and should provide suitable surroundings; by this I mean that if the fish are sensitive and shy, they will need suitable hiding places or they will be stressed out and even more likely to contract something. Healthy fish are usually able to fight off all sorts of things, including parasites; but stress them out and they succumb. That's why fishyinpa's fake plants in the QT was such a good idea for the pencilfsh; it serves to calm them. In a bare tank they would feel constantly "threatened" and thus stressed, and probably not eat as a result. Floating live plants are also useful, something like Ceratopteris or odd bits of stem plants, which grow quickly and thus "filter" the water, plus adding some overhead shade and security.


Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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