sreding Posted January 28, 2021 Share Posted January 28, 2021 I'm trying to get a feel for quarantining when getting new fish. My searching makes it seem like it's an absolute must - I don't know if that's just the internet feeding on itself or if its a requirement to maintain a healthy community tank? I do realize that there is always a chance to introduce something to a tank through new stock, but I have no feel for how common that actually is. Is it likely to happen every time? Maybe once over my time keeping fish? Half the time? I guess even one time that wipes out a tank would be one time too many... I have a 75 gal that is planted - I'd love to run salt to help, but the plants will suffer. I currently don't plan to be adding stock often and don't have a good place for a dedicated quarantine tank (meaning in a common place where it's easy to keep an eye on). I do have an extra sponge filter I run in my tank in the event that I need to treat fish - so I can move that to the temp tank if needed. I've read the few current threads here and there were some good ideas there for 'as needed' hospital tank (tubs etc). Do you quarantine new fish every single time? Only when you get fish shipped? Only when they come from a LFS that maybe doesn't have the best looking tanks? Thank you. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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