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02/09/2006, 01:43 PM
I mad the mistake of not thinking I could get a sick fish online, and put them in a 10 gal to treat them. The same 10 gal has a cleaner, and assorts snails and hermits.
Are the inverts possible carriers of whatever is ailing my fish? If so should I just use the Parasite clear and hope for the best?
Only other tank I have is my display tank.
Fish appears to have white stringy feces.
02/09/2006, 04:38 PM
Invertebrates are something you don't want in a quarantine tank. For QT info you might want to study this article closely:
Stringy feces is often a sign of intestinal worms. You're in luck! The treatment of this condition can be done on a fish in quarantine or in a display tank. It doesn't affect the others in the tank because you medicate the food you feed your fish.
This thread has the details you need:
Good luck! :rollface:
Leebca, I think you are really saying is to QT inverts separately - right? You still have to QT them, just not with the fish.
03/04/2006, 07:21 AM
You are right. I am not recommending that inverts and fish be quarantined together. The medications that would/could cure an ailment of a fish are often detrimental or deadly to inverts.
On the other hand, I am recommending that inverts be quarantined. Inverts have their own afflictions, potential hitchhikers, and problems. Inverts need to be quarantined before they enter your display, like is recommended in the article I referenced.
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