Importance Of Quarantine

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Whats worst, Spending $200 on a quarantine setup or Having $200 worth of fish die?

Well, after a month long battle its Flukes and ich etc! I finally cured it all. All of my fish are eithier blind or partially blind. I had a Blue Hippo Tang, 2 Clownfish, 2 Dwarf angels, a foxface, and all of my sump inverts die. No aggression issues at all. so saying $200 is an under statement. ANYways, I now have this:
*1 Humu Humu
* 1 Yellow Tang
*1 Snowflake (New)
 

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I learned the hard way,in the regard to adding new fish. My new arrivals spend about a month in time out before moving on.
 

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So sorry for your losses, and your fish who bear the scars of the battle In Freshwater Qt is crazy-cheap--$10 steralite container + $4 filter + $12 airpump + $18 heater-- and yet so many people (including me) skip it :/ My excuse is that I buy from stores which pre-quarantine their fish, but it's still me being sloppy and taking risks. I hope from now on your quarantine setup does its job, and the rest of your fish remain healthy.
 
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Thanks! I now keep my QT running 24/7.I really don`t use it for infections because I`m of the opinion that you should treat that at it`s source.
 

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Thanks! I now keep my QT running 24/7.I really don`t use it for infections because I`m of the opinion that you should treat that at it`s source.
So sorry for your losses, and your fish who bear the scars of the battle In Freshwater Qt is crazy-cheap--$10 steralite container + $4 filter + $12 airpump + $18 heater-- and yet so many people (including me) skip it :/ My excuse is that I buy from stores which pre-quarantine their fish, but it's still me being sloppy and taking risks. I hope from now on your quarantine setup does it's job, and the rest of your fish remain healthy.
I learned the hard way,in the regard to adding new fish. My new arrivals spend about a month in time out before moving on.
Thank you all, I completely agree with the fact it should be used at the beginning of the fishes time with you! I now have mine running, its only a 10g, but I am buying baby fish so it really doesn't matter the size of the tank.
 

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So sorry for your losses, and your fish who bear the scars of the battle In Freshwater Qt is crazy-cheap--$10 steralite container + $4 filter + $12 airpump + $18 heater-- and yet so many people (including me) skip it :/ My excuse is that I buy from stores which pre-quarantine their fish, but it's still me being sloppy and taking risks. I hope from now on your quarantine setup does its job, and the rest of your fish remain healthy.
I'm the same exact way. I have set up QT tanks in the past before to make an attempt to do things the right way, but then I just end up stocking the tank with new fish and BOOM, a new tank is born.
 

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I'm the same exact way. I have set up QT tanks in the past before to make an attempt to do things the right way, but then I just end up stocking the tank with new fish and BOOM, a new tank is born.
LOL....I've been fighting the urge to do this very thing! I keep thinking that my 10 gallong qt/hospital tank would look so awesome with a wad of male guppies or a planted betta tank. My husband would probably have something to say at that point. So far he just rolls his eyes. Often.
 

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LOL....I've been fighting the urge to do this very thing! I keep thinking that my 10 gallong qt/hospital tank would look so awesome with a wad of male guppies or a planted betta tank. My husband would probably have something to say at that point. So far he just rolls his eyes. Often.
Oh man, a planted 10 gallon betta tank? Sorry, but the current QT setup has to go :joyful:
 
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