quarantine tank

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what for ?????

  1. help

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  2. sick fish

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  1. wilfie Initiate Member

    ??? ???
    Pardon my stupidity

    But are quarantine tanks for sick fish
    OR for acclimatizing new fish  ???????
     
  2. Marc Well Known Member Member

    Well, they're typically used as a place to put new fish before putting them into your main tank to screen them for diseases.
     

  3. Jason Well Known Member Member

    New fish and diseased fish or breeding fish or fry
     
  4. wilfie Initiate Member

    :-* :-*
    Thanx for your replies ::) ::)
     
  5. chickadee Fishlore VIP Member

    I have used mine both ways, but if I use it for a sick fish I am very careful to sterilize it when I am done with it. (the one time I had a sick fish in it, he had dropsy and died)

    Right now the tank I was using as a quarantine tank is being pressed into service as a main tank because the vase (3 gallon) that I had my Betta in broke suddenly. Thank goodness I had another tank up and running as I couldn't have had 2 male Crowntails in one tank!

    Rose
    ;)
     
  6. 0morrokh Fishlore VIP Member

    Q tanks are originally used to quarintine new fish before adding them to your tank, but after that the Q tank can double as a hospital tank for sick fish, to avoid having to treat the entire main tank, or even as a fry raising tank.