Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Victoria, Australia
All my fish are now quarantined basically for life (no equipment, plants, fish or water is ever exchanged between tanks) as I learned my lesson when I introduced a particularly nasty strain of velvet into my fish room.
However, we are still human and mistakes are very easy to make when you are tired or in a hurry. I nearly got burned out of this hobby by that one stupid mistake so to me it is not personally worth the risk.
Plus I also now only buy my wilds from sellers such as Fishchick Aquatics, where the bettas are treated properly. I got frustrated with going to some of the fish stores near where I live and seeing sick and dead bettas time and time again. So I refuse to support them with my money.