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This is a discussion on My new fish within the Freshwater Journals forums, part of the Aquarium Photography category; --> 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 ...

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Old 09-13-2009, 05:45 AM   #11
 
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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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Old 09-13-2009, 12:05 PM   #12
 
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Thanks everyone! They seem to be happy fishies,swimming around checking things out.
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:36 PM   #13
 
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Very nice.
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Old 09-16-2009, 05:29 PM   #14
 
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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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Old 09-17-2009, 12:51 PM   #15
 
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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!
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.

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