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1stanker
06/28/2017, 07:55 PM
My question is, if a fish is aquaculture raised and is in the shipping bag from the grow out facility and has never touched a natural body of water or LFS system water, is there a possible threat from parasites. I know QT'ing is good for distressing from transportation and to get them eating. Just thinking what your opinions are?

And has anyone received a aquaculture fish (mainly ORA) that had a parasite(inch,velvet,brook,flukes,etc.)?

scuzy
06/28/2017, 08:02 PM
It's really hard to say since you are not there to see how they handle everything.


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1stanker
06/28/2017, 08:10 PM
Yeah, bio security is very tricky to be 100.00 %. All it would take is one guy to borrow a turkey baster or some other tool/equipment, take it home, infect it, bring it back.
BOOM! You just got velvet in your tank!
Shortcuts are tempting but it just doesn't seem worth the risk to "save" time.

ThRoewer
06/29/2017, 06:07 AM
A local store got fish straight from ORA with Brooklynella, so yes, I would quarantine aquacultured fish just like wild caught.

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ClownNut
06/29/2017, 11:33 AM
a local store got fish straight from ora with brooklynella, so yes, i would quarantine aquacultured fish just like wild caught.

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