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Old 12-16-2012, 07:59 PM
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To properly QT a fish you need to run medication in the QT without introducing any new fish during that period. Otherwise you take the chance of introducing something new to the QT. The new fish might bring something in with it. If you are doing this on a large scale such as DD, then there really isn't a true QT just more of an observation period.
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Just like I said, you don't understand what Quarantine means. Here's a clue, it has nothing to do with medication or treatment.
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An outbreak happens and you may or may not be infected, you are quarantined (observed and tested) for signs of illness and if you do THEN you get treatment
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Was referring to a human outbreak example^
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There are different thoughts of what QT is. Medication is NOT needed. You can simply just have the fish in a QT (quarantined) and watch it. If it gets sick then you can medicate. I am not a believer in medicating unless the fish needs it. When I put fish in my personal tank it goes into QT for observation.

I do agree with you that you cannot add anything else to that tank or you have to start the QT all over again. You don't know what you introduced with the new livestock.
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Just like I said, you don't understand what Quarantine means. Here's a clue, it has nothing to do with medication or treatment.
I guess in my 20 years of keeping fish I have been completely mislead. Yeah right, as far as I can remember a QT was always set up to treat new fish if they show signs of disease or even if they don't. Only within the last 5 years or so have I seen people using QT to actual observe fish and if they show no signs of illness then people are putting them in the DT. I don't know how long you have been in but a QT has always been a medicated tank as far as I can remember, this is even before I kept fish and knew others that kept them and QT their fish. If you go by the true definition of the word quarantine then yes I understand where you are coming from. If you go by QT as in this hobby, then you are mistaken and have taken the word literally. Any experienced hobbyist with enough time in this hobby will understand where I am coming from. Sorry if you disagree with what a QT has always been to me and many others in this hobby for a very long time. I will always call a QT tank a tank used to treat and medicate fish before entering the DT.
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But back to the actual meaning of this thread. Does anyone know any LFS that runs a true QT period for their fish?
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People sometimes interchange the term QT (Quarantine) and HT (Hospital). If you simply do some searching online and read about each of them you will see that most articles will say that a QT is for observation. Some recommend hypo in the QT.

I think that Live Aquaria has some really good info (most of the time). They even say on there that a QT "may double as a treatment tank" or HT.

There are many people who believe that medication is needed in a QT. Each person can do it how they see fit. People interchange terms all the time, that does not make them right.
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But back to the actual meaning of this thread. Does anyone know any LFS that runs a true QT period for their fish?

Someone posted earlier, Check with Brian at DOTR. Dom's old place
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