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#1 strat guy

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 08:07 PM

What do you guys do for quarantining your fish when you collect from the wild? Any special meds, or just physical separation?

120 low tech native planted - Blackstriped Topminnow, Central Stoneroller, Fathead minnow, Golden Shiner, Black chin shiner, Carmine Shiner, Emerald Shiner, Sand Shiner, Spotfin Shiner, Orangethroat darter, Johnny Darter, and Banded Darter.


#2 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 08:13 PM

You should search here on the forum. We were just talking about this the other day. Most of the smaller fishes that are the best for aquarium life do not really need any meds. Some people believe in physical separation. But personally I think that the best thing we can do is get a fish into a low stress environment. Good water, and natural habitat are likely better medicine that anything else.
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#3 sbtgrfan

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 08:49 PM

At the aquarium I work at, freshwater quarantine procedure is, 5 ppm salt thoughout the QT period, dose of formalin every other day for 4 doses, dose on the first 2 days in between formalin of something made by our vet and I can't remember exactly what's in it that turns the water dark blue (furazone green plus something maybe?), 50% water change after the initial doses of meds and then repeat the med doses the last week of QT. This QT lasts for one month. There are also 50% water changes the day after every dose of the 2nd med. little bit more in depth than most hobbyists but we have to be thorough at the aquarium.

At home I don't really do anything special for quarantine except maybe a little salt.
Stephen Beaman
Freshwater Aquarist
South Carolina Aquarium
Charleston, SC

#4 Sean Phillips

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 09:30 PM

I personally just put them in whatever tank they're going in, not recommended and I've run into problems doing this, just a habit of mine. Most if the time it works out fine though since like said, a natural setting is the best med and my display tanks are more natural than a QT tank would be.
Sean Phillips - Pine Creek Watershed - Allegheny River Drainage

#5 strat guy

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 09:26 PM

The only thing I'm really worried about is columnaris. Most other stuff can be treated pretty quickly but columnaris is bad bad bad. What's the deal with VHS? Is that something you guys worry about at all, or can it be spotted pretty easily?

120 low tech native planted - Blackstriped Topminnow, Central Stoneroller, Fathead minnow, Golden Shiner, Black chin shiner, Carmine Shiner, Emerald Shiner, Sand Shiner, Spotfin Shiner, Orangethroat darter, Johnny Darter, and Banded Darter.


#6 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 09:41 PM

You are in VHS land. Look up susceptible species. Maybe avoid them? I can't say much more except it seems overrated. It is important of course not to transport it anywhere. Maybe a couple people from in your area will be able to steer you right.

The member formerly known as Skipjack


#7 Sunfish Catcher 321

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 11:40 AM

Chicago is not very hot with vhs I never found a fish with vhs. I have an email with the collecting rules. I can pm them to you if you want.



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