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Old 06-29-2013, 12:30 PM   #6421 
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For those of you who are receiving multiple fish from Aquabid, how do you go about quarantining that many? How big a container do you use for each one? I am going on vacation during the time my girls will be in quarantine and my grown son will house sit and take care of the fish.

Since my two granddaughters will be staying also, I would like to use one tub (with heater) with multiple containers in the tub. I would keep the tub in my bedroom, out of sight.

Also, can I have jugs of water with the Stress Coat in it sitting on a shelf for him to use? Then all he needs to do is pour most of the water out of their container and pour in new water. How often? Daily? I read every three days somewhere.

Does this sound like a good plan? Suggestions?
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:09 PM   #6422 
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Miracle II !!! lol That's better than the garbage disposal.
Haha indeed...Miracle seems like a nice name for her. I was thinking Houdini but that's too masculine for such a pretty girl.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:21 PM   #6423 
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For those of you who are receiving multiple fish from Aquabid, how do you go about quarantining that many? How big a container do you use for each one? I am going on vacation during the time my girls will be in quarantine and my grown son will house sit and take care of the fish.

Since my two granddaughters will be staying also, I would like to use one tub (with heater) with multiple containers in the tub. I would keep the tub in my bedroom, out of sight.

Also, can I have jugs of water with the Stress Coat in it sitting on a shelf for him to use? Then all he needs to do is pour most of the water out of their container and pour in new water. How often? Daily? I read every three days somewhere.

Does this sound like a good plan? Suggestions?


I personally don't QT when I'm getting multiple fish. To me, if they can survive shipping then they are probably in good condition. Only f I see one not looking well do I QT it.


But, your plan does sound good. If you have any 2 liter bottles that'd be perfect for QT, or you can use solo cups or other large unused drinking cups. Do a w/c every day ir two and you'll be in good shape. Instead of a gallon jug, maybe filling a 5 gallon bucket would be better. That way your son won't have to refill it
Too often.


Edit: I should add that my not QT'ing isn't a good plan of action, so don't follow my lead if possible. It does occasionally backfire, I was only mentioning it because I can't speak for experience on how to QT that many fish, just what sounds like a good plan of action to me

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Old 06-29-2013, 01:43 PM   #6424 
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The fish (5) (I already have 2) will arrive around the 10th. I'm leaving for vacation on the 25th.

I would love to put them all in the aquarium (10 g) the day after they arrive, but will the girls have had time to acclimate and develop their pecking order in 2 weeks? I know a month in a quarantine cup is a long time, if I wait to introduce them when I get back, but which is best for the girls in the long run?

Without doubt, it would be easiest to have the girls in the aquarium when I leave. My son could watch for aggression and remove the troublemaker (I would have a timeout place for her in the aquarium).
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:50 PM   #6425 
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Right now I have 5 clear betta cups and covers like you see at the pet store from when I got my bettas at Petco/PetSmart. And I also have some smaller, yellow cups from my work that have lids. Right now I have them floating in the tank that just got set up (finished it last night at around 2:30 A.M. O_O) I have a total of 14 bettas quarantined and some snails too.
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Janan, I would think that 2 weeks would be enough time to show if someone was going to be a bully, or if they were all going to gang up on one girl.
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:04 PM   #6427 
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This guy is not too much money. I think it's a sexy fish
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:12 PM   #6428 
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I agree if fish survives trip, then technically it has been in quarantine. Then, if it's not a bad idea, the day they arrive, I will put them in their cups and float them in the aquarium for a day. The next day, I will release them all at once and watch them closely for the next two weeks.

I will also take my one female that is currently in the aquarium out and rearrange the plants and decor. That way, all 6 girls get put in a new environment at once.
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2 weeks is more than enough time.

My girls have it down within 2 days
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:15 PM   #6430 
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Sorry I captured this thread to ask about quarantine. Thanks for the help!

An aquabid question now. If you had to spend $50 on one fish, which one would you buy, if either?
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