Originally Posted by Trackpadtactics
what do you mean by QT'ing them? if im right at petsmart they already are?
Not really no, they just have them in tanks with plants waiting for a buyer, plants can carry parasites and snails, even hitchhiker fish! Plus how clean do you think their water is -- ew! We all heard the horror stories about their water and stuff.
You want to be careful, and keep them in a seperate tank with CLEAN water, that you know is CLEAN, for two weeks before adding them in
However some people do not QT them, and use a bleachy solution to clean them, or dip them at a risk of killing the plant
Some others just rinse them in lukewarm water and add them directly and had no issues.
It's all a matter of luck, I do not risk it and always qt them first.
Also when buying plants, make sure that the req are the same, and to have fertilizers or tablets as they need.