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    Thread: QT New fish

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      QT New fish

      Dear all,

      I have read couple of instructions about QT new fish. It should take at least 3 weeks.

      My question is can we speed up by using Proform-C for 3 days and Fluk M for one week ? It take 10 days only .

      That is just my thought

      Cao Con

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      Quote Originally Posted by CaoCon View Post
      Dear all,

      I have read couple of instructions about QT new fish. It should take at least 3 weeks.

      My question is can we speed up by using Proform-C for 3 days and Fluk M for one week ? It take 10 days only .

      That is just my thought

      Cao Con
      I think you'll find there's almost as many different variations to QT'ing as hobbyists. Everybody has there own specifics...
      But I think just treating the new fish is only part of the process. Sometimes your existing herd may have parasites that
      they've grown accustom to but your new fish has never been exposed to them. It's the reason that I like to keep the new
      fish alone for a week or so to observe and then if no problems are seen I put one guinea pig from the pond in with the new
      fish and see how they both react for another week. If the still no problems I watch for another couple weeks (making it a
      total of 4 weeks). But if the pond fish shows issues, I'm pretty sure the new fish has something the pond hasn't seen and
      treat them both.
      And if the new fish shows an issue and the pond fish is okay, I treat the QT tank and see if the treatment is a success and both
      fish are normal. If so I then I get ready to treat the whole pond.
      You have to be ready to accept the risks that we read about every day here on Koiphen if you take short cuts and rush it.

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