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Thread: How long do you QT a fish for?
01-31-2013, 06:22 PM #1
How long do you QT a fish for?
Hello, I was wondering how long you should QT a fish for?29 Gallon: 7 Neon Tetras, 5 Glowlight Tetras, 2 Pleco, and 2 German Blue Rams!!
01-31-2013, 06:37 PM #2
I generally go 3-5 weeks on QT. pending they are in good health.
any issue's during the QT means at least 2 weeks post success of treatment to make sure they are back to full health.
01-31-2013, 06:43 PM #3
I QT long time & I like it like that! :-D
I used to think 2 weeks was fine but then you get on here and see all the issues people have and it just kept getting longer and longer lol.. I harp about it all the time but the simple fact is QT can save entire tanks full of fish. IMO a week or two of QT is effectively not QTing at all.
IE: The Odessa barbs I brought home Dec 5 just came out of QT on Jan 21. 14 in total and everyone came through with flying colors.
I typically go around 4 weeks and if all is well they get the green light for the big show. This QT was extended because I added additional fish [The initial 8 were all the LFS had when I bought them.. So, QT started over from the time of the new arrivals.]
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01-31-2013, 06:44 PM #4
i generally do 2-3 weeks, but my latest fish has been in for a month now and im thinking another for him.... he needs to grow a bit lolKING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
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01-31-2013, 06:47 PM #5
Around 4 weeks for me as well.
If at anytime I notice something that I need to treat with meds, I will wait about 4 weeks after the treatment is done. I have some fish in QT right now that I got in Nov, but had to treat them for a really bad ich outbreak. I am planning on putting them in the main tank in the next few weeks provided everything goes well.If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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01-31-2013, 08:50 PM #6
Thanks for the help! I just started getting into this site and its great! always get a reply fast and everyone's eager to help! i'v learned more on here then the past few months of researching threw Google! Thank you!!! i think i will do a 4 week rule from now on29 Gallon: 7 Neon Tetras, 5 Glowlight Tetras, 2 Pleco, and 2 German Blue Rams!!
02-01-2013, 03:53 AM #7
90 days. Yeah, it's a long time but I do a worm schedule and a bunch of other treatments on them and need to see if stuff pops up.
02-01-2013, 04:48 AM #8
I've a question for those who have an elongated QT schedule: Do you typically have your QT already setup and ready to go, or do you set it up every time you buy new fish or have a sick fish?