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post #11 of 18 Old 04-19-2013, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
Ok that is a good idea. I am just starting out so I will get QT as soon as I can. When I get a new fish how long should I keep them in the QT?
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post #12 of 18 Old 04-19-2013, 06:53 PM
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some will say a few days some will say a few weeks some will say a few months. when I qt I go for around a month and always heat treat just to be sure they don't bring ich.

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I typically keep my new arrivals in QT for a period of 6 - 12 weeks, depending on if I see any issues. Many people on this forum will recommend a 4-week minimum, but I have seen serious problems occur the day before the 4 week mark, so. . . better safe than sorry to me!

You'll also have to decide if you wish to treat for possible problems. As Mitch said, many people do choose to medicate against parasites or heat treat for ich before seeing any signs of the illness. I do not, feeling that keeping the stress level of a new arrival low is the healthiest and kindest way to bring them home safely.

You'll want to consider putting a sponge or an extra filter cartridge into your main tank/filter (if possible) for a month or so before purchasing new fish. This way, when you get your QT tank set up and are ready to stock, you can use the 'extra' filter media to help cycle the QT tank and keep things stable for the newbies.

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post #14 of 18 Old 04-19-2013, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
Thanks that sounds good. I am so glad that I found this forum. :o)
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I keep trying to add pic of my aquarium but daughter keeps taking the laptop to school. :o(
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We're glad you found us, too! I knew you'd learn a lot (and have fun, hopefully!). Weekend is here! Maybe tomorrow you can sneak the laptop away! *giggle*
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I will try. LOL!
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