do i have to quarantine saltwater fish? I am going to have a 125 gallon aquarium, is it absoluutely necessesary to quarantine the fish? I will buy all the fish from Live aquaria
You don't have to quarantine, but you risk bring disease into the display and if it is a disease that can persist for a long time, you either have to go fallow, redo everything, or risk it infecting more fish added.do i have to quarantine saltwater fish? I am going to have a 125 gallon aquarium, is it absoluutely necessesary to quarantine the fish? I will buy all the fish from Live aquaria
The shipping stress can make fish unhealthy for a few days, but generally not 'sick' per se. It can however cause the fish to be susceptible to diseases it already may have to fight off and then yeah, become sick.would the fish get sick? If so would the fish die from the sickness?
If you buy from LiveAquaria, then I'd recommend quarantining. For me, LiveAquaria had been hit or miss. They have some very healthy specimens, but some very weak specimens. Around half the live stock I order from LiveAquaria was one or the other. So yes, I would recommend quarantining. I would never add any livestock from LiveAquaria directly to my display (anymore).i dont have any good saltwater local stores besides petco which only has a limited amount of saltwater fish. Thats why im buying online. Live aquaria says the fish arrived healthy, is that true? I dont want them to die...
Some reefers swear by it, and others don't.It really depends on if your comfortable enough to risk it. Fish can get stressed from shipping and have issues.