WHY YOU SHOULD..

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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 FISH MAY VISUALLY APPEAR HEALTHY AT YOUR LOCAL FISH STORE, THE PROBLEM IS MOST OF OUR SALTWATER FISH HAVE COME FROM THE OCEAN ON A VERY LONG STRESSFUL TRIP. WHEN YOU STRESS A FISH THE IMMUNE SYSTEM WEAKENS AND THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY TO INFLAME DISEASE, INFECTIONS AND PARASITES (WILD FISH ARE CARRIERS OF ALL SORTS OF PARASITES AND DISEASES). IF YOU INTRODUCE THESE FISH INTO YOUR DISPLAY TANK WITHOUT TREATMENT YOU RUN THE RISK OF INFECTING ALL OF YOUR OTHER TANK INHABITANTS.

  • EVEN LOCAL TRANSPORT AND RELOCATION CAUSES STRESS TO THE FISH LOWERING THERE IMMUNE SYSTEM, YOUR DISPLAY TANK ENVIRONMENT WILL BE VERY SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE INTRODUCTION OF DISEASE AND PARASITES.

  • A QUARANTINE TANK PROTECTS YOUR MAIN AQUARIUM FROM AN OUTBREAK 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 AND PARASITES QUARANTINE TANKS ALLOW THE NEW FISH TO GET ADJUSTED TO NEW FOODS AND ENVIRONMENTS.

  • TREATING AN ENTIRE DISPLAY TANK IS NOT GOOD PRACTICE AND CAN CREATE POOR CONDITIONS FOR OTHER INHABITANTS (CORALS, INVERTEBRATES, SENSITIVE FISH)

  • QUARANTINE TANKS CAN ALSO PROVIDE A BREEDING AREA, A RECOVERY AREA FOR HARASSED/ INJURED FISH AND A PLACE TO ALLOW NEWLY HATCHED FISH TO SAFELY GROW.

  • QUARANTINE TANKS CAN RANGE IN ALL SIZES FROM 5 GALLONS AND UP.

  • QUARANTINE TIME FRAMES SHOULD LAST BETWEEN 4 TO 6 WEEKS AND ALLOW YOU TO MONITOR YOUR FISH CLOSELY.

  • IT IS RECOMMENDED TO TREAT YOUR FISH WITH A COPPER-BASED TREATMENT FOR AT LEAST 14-21 DAYS. ALWAYS FOLLOW MANUFACTURERS DIRECTIONS.

  • TREAT FOR BACTERIAL INFECTIONS IF THERE ARE ANY OBVIOUS SYMPTOMS.