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    Seachem recommends a full 2 week regimen, just like you were treating fish with KNOWN disease.

    What are your thoughts on treating new fish in QT, length of time and dosage-wise?

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    I wouldn't use paraguard for QT. It has a lot of Cu on it which tends to stress fish out and leads to secondary infection. I would recommend a fenben or prazipro for dosing fish in QT.
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    According to Seachem, ParaGuard contains no copper, see FAQ at link below

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    Sorry was thinking of another med. I guess if your dosing for QT I would go prazipro. One dose is good, instead of multiple doses over two weeks.

    Good luck with your new additions.
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    Thanks Nat....got another pearl gourami, a pretty blue three-spot gourami, 9 cherry barbs (lost all I had to ich), and a tiny BNP
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    Are you QTing now, Matt? I've used paragard in QT with good results. It seems like quarantining in general is stressful for fish. I like to get them into their furnished habitat as soon as possible. But it's often their best chance if they arrive diseased, which is all too common.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhistlingBadger View Post
    Are you QTing now, Matt? I've used paragard in QT with good results. It seems like quarantining in general is stressful for fish. I like to get them into their furnished habitat as soon as possible. But it's often their best chance if they arrive diseased, which is all too common.
    I use Seachem Paraguard for possible ich carriers for about 2 weeks at full dosage (Even with ancient and scaleless fish). I haven't seen any difference in stress in a QT or final aquarium. The adjustment period is generally the same. I generally quarantine for 3 months or longer. Making sure internal parasites are treated fully with Prazipro, Cyropro and Levamisole. The parasites that I treat generally have a 2-3 week life cycle.

    I just read an instance were a long time large fish keeper cut a corner with a pair of $200 fish combining his main tank with the new arrivals after 2 weeks of quarantine. He lost his other $300+ worth of 8+ large fish plus the pair of new ones in a span of 2 weeks. The culprit was ich that didn't show up until all the fish were combined. Some of these fish he's had for 5 years. The only thing left was 2x $25 small fish that still don't act right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhistlingBadger View Post
    Are you QTing now, Matt? I've used paragard in QT with good results. It seems like quarantining in general is stressful for fish. I like to get them into their furnished habitat as soon as possible. But it's often their best chance if they arrive diseased, which is all too common.
    Yes, been doing it for quite a while now, I have (2) 5.5G tanks setp up just for that...small tanks for some of the fish I get, but so far not too stressful for the new fish I've acquired, they're all small

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    I use Seachem Paraguard for possible ich carriers for about 2 weeks at full dosage (Even with ancient and scaleless fish). I haven't seen any difference in stress in a QT or final aquarium. The adjustment period is generally the same. I generally quarantine for 3 months or longer. Making sure internal parasites are treated fully with Prazipro, Cyropro and Levamisole. The parasites that I treat generally have a 2-3 week life cycle.

    I just read an instance were a long time large fish keeper cut a corner with a pair of $200 fish combining his main tank with the new arrivals after 2 weeks of quarantine. He lost his other $300+ worth of 8+ large fish plus the pair of new ones in a span of 2 weeks. The culprit was ich that didn't show up until all the fish were combined. Some of these fish he's had for 5 years. The only thing left was 2x $25 small fish that still don't act right.
    Thanks Rock...yep, lost alot of fish in my 40B after a 2 week QT of some zebra danios, and other fish...not sure if the ich came from the zebras, but it seems to be common with them...the main tank inhabitants went through alot of stress beforehand, during Hurricane Laura, we were w/out power for a week, all that ran in the tanks were battery-powered bubblers, and the tank temps went much higher than normal, since we had no air conditioning during that time...I believe this contributed to the outbreak, but I didn't notice the signs of ich until it was much too late...I didn't suffer as great a financial loss as the example you quoted, but it sucked to lose fish I had for years
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