- - Quarintining plants
|SomeDudeAtHome ||01-19-2012 02:39 PM |
So my brother currently has a 10g tank running with some floating water sprite in it. The water sprite is doing really well and has become quite big. He said since he has 3-4 really big pieces I could take one for my 40g. Here's the thing though... he doesn't care for his fish tank that well. He does a water change maybe once a month even though I'm always harassing him about it. His tank has a pair of breeding Kribensis in it with 3 otos and some snails. It's not heavily stocked and all the fish seem healthy and there's never been a disease outbreak in his tank before so should I quarantine the plant somehow? The tank is pretty filthy but the fish seem unaffected because he has lots of live plants and duckweed in it so I assume that's helping keep them healthy. Whats the possibility that there's something in there to affect my fish? The other problem is I don't have anything to keep it in for quarantining it so what could work for a short time?
|Barbman ||01-19-2012 06:18 PM |
I dip my new plants in a hydrogen pyroxide solution for 30 seconds... Kill whatever's on there you don't want.... Including snails.
|SomeDudeAtHome ||01-19-2012 06:58 PM |
And that' safe for the plant and then safe for the fish once introduced to the aquarium?
|Barbman ||01-19-2012 08:23 PM |
Haven't lost a plant or fish yet as a result of it. Figure a 50/50 water / peroxide mix.
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