QT tank build help for ich/velvet/brooklynella?

Discussion in 'Fish Diseases' started by nanomania, Apr 9, 2016.

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  1. Piano10

    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    I'll be honest, like the others, I have never qt'd anything in over 10yrs of fresh or marine tanks. For the same reasons the other ppl have mentioned.

    I had ich/velvet in my 10g a few mnths back,it was the first time I ever had an issue. The fish my husband baught was from a store I normally will not buy fish from because, well I simply don't care for the conditions their livestock is in, the lack of knowledge of the staff etc etc.
    The fish showed signs of illness 2 days later and i lost it and my purple firefish within 4 days. It sucks but it was a learning experience.

    1. Buy from reputable places
    2. Really pay attention to all the fish in the tank to prevent bringing home a sick one
    3. Try to find out when the store received their stock...don't buy a fish around that time. Some stores don't acclimate and sell immediately which is an issue.
     
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  3. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    True, tht was my another mistake, it was an impulse buy.. i too feel, qt a fish makes it change its environment so many times.. also more stress when i net it. 3 to 4 times of changing environment...