Quarantine? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-19-2011, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
FuulieQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,443
Quarantine?

I was wondering if you all thought it would be necessary to QT three otocinclus catfish that I bought today before putting them in my ten gallon tank with my dwarf frogs.

When I added my two otos to Robert's tank I didn't quarantine them and everything is fine, although I realize that one time could be luck.

The three appear healthy to my untrained eye, other than light coloration from stress.

BETTAS:
Robert Falcon Scott - Red salamander HM plakat
Passed on- Friedrich "Freedy"

OTHER CRITTERS:
Four African Dwarf Frogs - Dorkus, Sporkus, Baron(ess), and Bubbles!
FuulieQ is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-19-2011, 10:20 PM
Member
 
gmd1800's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 333
I have prior experience with this, so I STRONGLY suggest you QT. We used to have a divided 20g with four male bettas, and my dad decided to add some cory cats (looking back, it was definitely not the right decision). Apparently, one of them was sick, although he looked visibly okay. Dad put them in with the betta, and then the disease spread and wiped out the entire tank.

Octavius - Male Halfmoon [02/19/11]RIP
Nero- who had been living under the moniker of "Hestia" for the past two months. Poor boy. [02/28/11]
gmd1800 is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-20-2011, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
FuulieQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,443
Foo.

How long? I looked it up and one website suggested 40 days. 40?! I DEFINITELY do not have that long.

One of the otos died last night, probably from stress as they are fragile little things and the QT is a bit bare. I dumped some plants in there to compensate. Having issues with the adjustable heater, at first the water was way too hot and now it's dropped to 70. I hate this thing. That's why I was hoping QT might not be necessary... but I don't want to endanger my frogs, so...

BETTAS:
Robert Falcon Scott - Red salamander HM plakat
Passed on- Friedrich "Freedy"

OTHER CRITTERS:
Four African Dwarf Frogs - Dorkus, Sporkus, Baron(ess), and Bubbles!
FuulieQ is offline  
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-20-2011, 03:18 PM
Member
 
gmd1800's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 333
I wouldn't say 40 days. Maybe two weeks at the most? Definitely enough time to make sure that they're not sick/injured. Someone better qualified might be able to help though.

Octavius - Male Halfmoon [02/19/11]RIP
Nero- who had been living under the moniker of "Hestia" for the past two months. Poor boy. [02/28/11]
gmd1800 is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-20-2011, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
FuulieQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,443
Two weeks is much more reasonable... although I'll be moving soon. :l I shouldn't have gotten them so close, what was I thinking. Arrrgh.

BETTAS:
Robert Falcon Scott - Red salamander HM plakat
Passed on- Friedrich "Freedy"

OTHER CRITTERS:
Four African Dwarf Frogs - Dorkus, Sporkus, Baron(ess), and Bubbles!
FuulieQ is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-20-2011, 06:57 PM
Member
 
shinybetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 1,112
Fish can't transmit many diseases to frogs. I would put them in right away. I never QT, but I go to well kept stores with no sick fish.

I only have 1 betta left, but he's a cool blue marble!
皆さん、こんにちは!私は一匹のベタを飼っています。
shinybetta is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-20-2011, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
FuulieQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,443
I think I'll give them a few days anyway.

Is there some way you know that fish don't transmit too many diseases to frogs? I'm just wondering. Sorry if I seem rude, I just like to check info. I learned to do that rather in a hard way.

BETTAS:
Robert Falcon Scott - Red salamander HM plakat
Passed on- Friedrich "Freedy"

OTHER CRITTERS:
Four African Dwarf Frogs - Dorkus, Sporkus, Baron(ess), and Bubbles!
FuulieQ is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-20-2011, 08:18 PM
Member
 
shinybetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 1,112
I can't find my sources (it was a while ago), but most different animals don't transmit diseases to each other. Do you catch diseases from crayfish and cows? Not many. Anyways, otto's are really fragile and often don't survive QT.

I only have 1 betta left, but he's a cool blue marble!
皆さん、こんにちは!私は一匹のベタを飼っています。
shinybetta is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-20-2011, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
FuulieQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,443
Quote:
Originally Posted by shinybetta View Post
I can't find my sources (it was a while ago), but most different animals don't transmit diseases to each other. Do you catch diseases from crayfish and cows? Not many. Anyways, otto's are really fragile and often don't survive QT.
Yeah, you're right. I don't want to lose any more of them.

(although you can catch tons of diseases from other animals, actually :P )

BETTAS:
Robert Falcon Scott - Red salamander HM plakat
Passed on- Friedrich "Freedy"

OTHER CRITTERS:
Four African Dwarf Frogs - Dorkus, Sporkus, Baron(ess), and Bubbles!
FuulieQ is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-20-2011, 09:19 PM
Member
 
shinybetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 1,112
Quote:
Originally Posted by FuulieQ View Post
Yeah, you're right. I don't want to lose any more of them.

(although you can catch tons of diseases from other animals, actually :P )
Well, you can catch lots of diseases, but most common ones are species only. A lot use animals as carriers, but the animal doesn't really have the disease/parasite. But I highly doubt that the fish will give diseases to the frogs. They can't get ich or any other common fish diseases.

I only have 1 betta left, but he's a cool blue marble!
皆さん、こんにちは!私は一匹のベタを飼っています。
shinybetta is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome