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Old 01-05-2014, 04:59 PM   #1 
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Quarantining a new fish

I have two divided tanks and one of my boys passed recently. I told myself I wasn't getting another, then I walked by one in Petsmart that wouldn't stop looking at me and dancing around. I HAD to get him (yeah, I have no willpower).

Thing is, I don't really have another tank with a stable 78-80 temp. Is it okay to quarantine him in his little cup for a month assuming I do daily water changes? I know it sucks to be kept in such a small space for so long, but at least with me he's got warm, clean water and good food and a future good home.

Was just curious to see if others had done this.

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Old 01-05-2014, 07:22 PM   #2 
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That's how I QT all my girls for my sorority. Just float the cup in the tank so it'll stay warm and daily water changes and you should be good :)
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Old 01-06-2014, 04:57 AM   #3 
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You must have a large plastic container of some kind that will fit into the empty half of your tank. Float him in there for a couple of weeks.
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:31 AM   #4 
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Actually, my tanks are split six ways (20 gallon longs), so about all that will fit in each compartment is the cup. The dividers are removable, of course, but then he would be floating in an area with another fish.

Yeah, I obviously didn't think it through completely, but it was a spur of the moment choice.
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