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E.litvin
07/23/2016, 09:54 PM
Question for the quarantine experts. When getting new fish in, do you medicate no matter what? If so whats your process??? Or do you observe a fish and medicate as needed or not needed? Thank you

kmbyrnes
07/24/2016, 10:15 AM
My QT protocol goes like this:
Day 1 - TTM phase 1
Day 4 - TTM phase 2 and dose Prazipro
Day 7 - TTM phase 3
Day 10 - TTM phase 4 and dose Prazipro
Day 13 - Move to QT tank for 2- 4 weeks observation.
Medicate as needed and maybe stay in QT longer.
I started this after a Purple Tang brought in Ich that wiped out $600 worth of fish.
Since then, I have lost fish in QT, but not a single one in my displays.

Reel North
07/24/2016, 03:59 PM
I do 21 days of chloroquine phosphate (ich shield powder), followed by 2 rounds of prazi. Then observe.

I've been doing Angels, so copper is out.

hkgar
07/26/2016, 03:33 PM
My QT protocol goes like this:
Day 1 - TTM phase 1
Day 4 - TTM phase 2 and dose Prazipro
Day 7 - TTM phase 3
Day 10 - TTM phase 4 and dose Prazipro
Day 13 - Move to QT tank for 2- 4 weeks observation.
Medicate as needed and maybe stay in QT longer.
I started this after a Purple Tang brought in Ich that wiped out $600 worth of fish.
Since then, I have lost fish in QT, but not a single one in my displays.

This is what I do and I believe it is the best over all approach

louscal
08/03/2016, 08:43 AM
This is what I do and I believe it is the best over all approach

That is definitely a great option I will try that since I usually just keep in qt for 2 weeks and see what happens before released to main tank

2015GaTor
08/03/2016, 11:03 PM
I don't have two QTs to do the TTM, I only have one. I usually dose prazipro twice after the fish get settled then two weeks of cupramine. My Fish seem to do ok with that, the first three anyway.

hkgar
08/04/2016, 07:30 AM
You don't need tanks to do TTM. Many just yse a couple of 5 gallon buckets (old salt buckets). Two small heaters, 4 air stones and an air pump.

Copper is just too hard on fish.