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Proper QT time for new fish?
Old 01-05-2010, 05:31 PM   #1
 
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Question Proper QT time for new fish?

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What is the reccomended QT time for new fish?
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:20 PM   #2
 
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If you wanna QT them to be sure they have no ich - 2 weeks will do ya.
If you wanna QT them to be sure they have no sickness at all its suggested anywhere from 2-4 months.
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:21 PM   #3
 
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:18 PM   #4
 
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LOVE your updated signature there
Thanks!

As soon as that guy is healed up I'd like to get three more males. Sunset wag! My tank feels so empty without the third platy. But he's doing well, and is liking the brine shrimp hospital food.
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:34 PM   #5
 
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Translating that from fish world to human world...that's quite some first class hospital he's in huh?

For the QT: When I researched it all because of my 1st ever ich attach here in Nov when I was so hopeless...to me it really boiled down to this: Yes there's sicknesses that can develop over 8-12 weeks...Am I educated enough to have xray vision to detect some of those ON TIME before its too late for the fish - To honestly face it, no I am not, cause I came to realize there's about as many sicknesses in the fish world then in ours.

So I concentrated on the sicknesses I could ID myself and based of that and their development time (often triggered by water change- move from store to home-) I pers came to the conclusion ~3weeks is what I'm gonna do here.

Now I'm not saying this will work for you, maybe your more of a fish xray vision Doc then I am...Just something to consider.
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:47 PM   #6
 
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What medicine should I have in my fish medicine cabinet? I know ich is very common, as is fin rot. What meds would you reccomend to have on hand for the new fish?
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:19 AM   #7
 
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I QT for minimum of 3 weeks. If a problem occurs, I treat the fish and then that 3 week period restarts again just to make sure they don't relapse or that nothing else shows up.

I currently have Quick Cure and Melafix in my cabinet. But I just happen to have these on hand because I needed them at one point. I generally just buy meds when needed as most of them have a shelf life.
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:49 PM   #8
 
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2weeks up to 3 months depends how cautious u want to be
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:08 PM   #9
 
I do two weeks and deworm and treat all fish for ich.
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Old 01-08-2010, 01:44 AM   #10
 
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Mikaila31, what do you use to deworm?
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