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Unread 09/15/2007, 04:53 PM   #1
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Quarantine Tanks

A quarantine tank is a small separate system that is used to hold new animals, so that they can be checked for diseases and parasites before being added to the display tank. A simple system might consist of:

1) a tank
2) a heater
3) some minimal lighting
4) a sponge filter or a small canister filter
5) a powerhead
6) some PVC tubing, to provide hiding places for fish

While in quarantine, new fish will learn what food is being offered without having to compete with other fish. They can also be fed medicated food, as needed or as a prophylactic. New animals should be observed for any trace of disease, fungus, or hitchhiker pests. Usually, a quarantine period of about 4 weeks is recommended.

This article covers the topic in more detail.

Jonathan Bertoni

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