Why your CRAZY not to have one.

QUARANTINE TANKS SHOULD BE USED BY ALL, BUT ARE USED BY LESS THAN 5% OF ALL AQUARIUM OWNERS. EACH TIME YOU INTRODUCE A NEW INHABITANT, YOU RUN THE RISK OF INTRODUCING NEW DISEASE/PARASITES.

  • A HEALTHY LOOKING, WELL FED FISH,  WITH A STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM , HAS ORIGINALLY COME FROM THE OCEAN. CERTAIN FISH ARE CARRIERS OF DISEASES/PARASITES. WHEN YOU STRESS A FISH, THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY TO INFLAME THE DISEASE/PARASITE, INTRODUCING IT INTO YOUR DISPLAY TANK.
  • TRANSPORT/RELOCATION CAUSES STRESS TO THE FISH AND YOUR DISPLAY TANK ENVIRONMENT WILL BE VERY SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE RISK OF DISEASE/PARASITE INFECTION.
  • A QUARANTINE TANK PROTECTS YOUR INITIAL INVESTMENT WHILE ALLOWING NEW FISH TO REGAIN OPTIMAL HEALTH BEFORE THE FINAL TRANSITION.
  • MOST HOBBYISTS DO NOT HAVE A QUARANTINE TANK BECAUSE OF THE EXTRA EXPENSE, HOWEVER, THE TANK CAN BE MINIMAL IN SIZE AND WILL PAY FOR ITSELF MANY TIMES OVER.
  • IN ADDITION TO PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE, QUARANTINE TANKS ALLOW THE NEW FISH TO GET ADJUSTED TO THE NEW TYPE OF WATER AND FOOD.
  • WHEN NOT BEING USED FOR QUARANTINE, THESE TANKS CAN ALSO DOUBLE AS TREATMENT TANKS.
  • TREATING AN ENTIRE DISPLAY TANK CAN BE A PROBLEM THAT ONLY INFECTS A FEW FISH.
  • TREATING AN ENTIRE TANK IS NOT GOOD PRACTICE.
  • THIS ALLOWS INFECTED FISH TO BE SAFELY TREATED WITHOUT DAMAGING FRAGILE SPECIES OR WATER QUALITY IN THE DISPLAY TANK.
  • QUARANTINE TANKS CAN ALSO PROVIDE A BREEDING AREA, A RECOVERY AREA FOR HARASSED FISH AND A PLACE TO ALLOW NEWLY HATCHED FISH TO SAFELY GROW.
  • QUARANTINE TANKS CAN RANGE ANYWHERE FROM 10 GALLONS AND UP.
  • QUARANTINE TIME FRAMES SHOULD LAST BETWEEN 3 TO 4 WEEKS AND MONITOR YOUR FISH CLOSELY.
  • IT IS RECOMMENDED TO TREAT YOUR FISH WITH A COPPER-BASED TREATMENT FOR 14-21 DAYS.
  • TREAT FOR BACTERIAL INFECTIONS IF THERE ARE ANY OBVIOUS SYMPTOMS.

Quarantine systems are imperative to reduce stress, costs and disease while greatly increasing the success in the hobby. 

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