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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-16-2011, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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How long?

So for QTing new fish. I should be getting a lot of new stuff in later today. Marimo, Mystery Snails, Cherry shrimp, Bamboo Shrimp, Possibly some more Corydoras. How long should I QT them for?

At the moment my tank has a Pleco and a Corydora in it.\

Also tommorow I'd getting a Betta so how long should I QT it?

Females: Morgana (CT), Gwendolyn (CT), Amethyst (CT), Hebe (CT), Iris (HMPK), Amphitrite (HMPK), Artemis (HMPK) Dottie (?), Lulubell (CT), Mirabell (CT) & Jubilee (HMPK)
Males: Cronus (CT), Tian (OHM) & Anubis (OHM)

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-17-2011, 05:15 PM
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for every new thing you get, you should quaritine them for at least a week so for animals, you make sure they aren't sick, and for plants that they don't carry anything, like sickness or animals

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 09:53 AM
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I say you should quarentine for at least 2 weeks, in a smaller QT container, with daily to every other day water changes, to make sure there is nothing wrong with the fish.
For plants I would suggest at least 2 weeks as well, with frequent water changes as well.
And for the animals, each fish needs its own QT container. Don't cross-contaminate supplies (such as nets) with your QT-ing fish. Wash any materials you use very well before moving on to another tank. So, tank 1 use net. Clean clean clean the net. Then move to tank 2. repeat.
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