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    Thread: QT and introduce new koi to existing pond.

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      QT and introduce new koi to existing pond.

      Hi guys,

      I currently have 6 big koi (26"+) from my friend in new pond. He had them when they were 10 inches. They have been in the pond in July last year. They are doing great. I did not QT them. Now I'm getting new koi and QT them for a month with Microbe-Lift treatment. My question is when theyare ready to move to pond, should I apply Microbe-Lift to pond?

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      Tony

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      Microbe-Lift makes several different products... which one are you treating with?

      Here's a thread that might be helpful for the QT process too:

      https://www.koiphen.com/forums/showt...tine-Protocols
      --Steve

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      What I've always done when quarantining new fish is I hold the new one(s) in a container by
      themselves and observe for a couple weeks. If I see parasite issues I treat accordingly. After a couple
      weeks I introduce one (sacrificial) fish from the pond to the QT with the new fish. Often times the pond
      fish that have been together may carry parasites that they've "grown accustom" to and aren't an issue between
      themselves.... but when a new fish is introduced to the different bug, they are effected by it more and need
      to be treated. This is why I don't treat the new fish initially unless I see an issue.
      So personally I would QT the new fish for a month as I described and I wouldn't treat the new pond unless I
      saw an issue after adding the QT fish. But I would already have enough BSDT on hand to treat the whole pond
      in case I needed to.
      --Steve

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