quarentine question

warlord239

New member
Ok so now that I work at a pet store I want to use there tanks to qt my fish...they only order captive bred fish and the fish I have seen here in the last weeks have still not been sold and eat like hogs...all look very healthy

This might be a dumb question but can I just wait out about 6 weeks will I be ok not to qt on my own or should I just set up a qt and do it on my own, I figured this way would save money and I see the fish every day to check on em...I can even buy em AD leave em here for awhile if I wanted
 

MrTuskfish

Team RC
Anything wet can transfer parasites and disease to the QT. I don't trust anyone to QT my fish but me. Just curious; what fish is the store selling? The list of captive bred fish is a small one.
 

warlord239

New member
Yea there's not many choices which is why they don't get sold...only about 5 or 6 diff fish. Anything wild caught is in a different system with diff nets and equipment...I should have put the in the original post
 

daninflipflops

New member
Yea there's not many choices which is why they don't get sold...only about 5 or 6 diff fish. Anything wild caught is in a different system with diff nets and equipment...I should have put the in the original post

doesnt matter if they are captive bred or not, they can all carry disease. i would think captive bred might have more disease since they are in confined habitats that are very densely packed. as opposed to wild caught that come from the open ocean.

I just lost 2 captive bred clowns in my QT after 4 weeks...QT at home in your own pre-sanitized system
 

billsreef

Moderator, 10 & Over Club
Premium Member
QT your own at home. I used to think I could get away with what you are thinking, after all I was the fish guy...I learned better, the hard way.
 
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