How long do you QT a fish for?
Hello, I was wondering how long you should QT a fish for?
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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.
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 lol
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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.
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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.
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?
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Tank 3: 10gal Planted Brackish Water - 4 Nerite Snails
Tank 4: 10gal Planted Freshwater - 5 Rabbit Snails + RCS
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Set it up every time. I use a sponge filter from my main tank so it is insta cycled when i get fish.
Originally Posted by KevinVA
However, i do 20/30% pwc every couple days and then a big pwc each week to keep the water
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