ASHLEY R COOK
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Will this mean just watch for any signs of sickness everyday and quaritine if needed?DutchAquarium said:you don't necesarily need to quarantine. quarantining is more for making sure not to introduce something to your already stable population. However, since you don't have anything yet, you should be fine.
I’d dip them first and start with bottom feeders, adding all your fish at once can lead to ammonia spikes even when cycled for larger bio loads. It also good to do batches so you can make sure your fully prepared before adding another batch allowing yourself more time to deconstruct your stock or fix possible minor issues such as algae or snail infestation.ASHLEY R COOK said:Will this mean just watch for any signs of sickness everyday and quaritine if needed?
So I can buy and put all fish into the main tank at once when I'm cycled?
Or should I go slow to not start a mini cycle?
I would go ahead and get all of them at the same time if the tank was cycled for a high bio-load. Don't immediately start feeding them though. Give them a day or 2 to settle in.ASHLEY R COOK said:I'm not done cycling yet but someone said I could fully stock at once if I dose to 4ppm and cycle my tank.
Don't I have to quaritine them?
I have a 10 gal for my QT.
My stock plan for my 37 gal is 6 cories, 3 mollies, and one angelfish.
You can eliminate most needs for quarantine if you dip every one first. I could give you a recipe for a dip if you’d like.ASHLEY R COOK said:After posting this I still don't know what to do. ****.
I guess I can get them put the cories into the main tank and put the mollies into QT for a week and then add them to main tank and get angel into QT for a week?
Or should I do a full 4 week QT for both mollies and angel?
Is adding a week apart slow enough?
If I can add all at once I'm up to that. I just got so many mixed answers.
Hey I'm curious about how to use the dip and how to make it. I'm gonna research more as well. Is it safe for fish like cories and plecos that don't have scales?Skye_marilyn said:You can eliminate most needs for quarantine if you dip every one first. I could give you a recipe for a dip if you’d like.