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- Sep 27, 2018
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It's true that we don't isolate fish from each other. We have large holding systems that house many fish at a time. We do hold some fish for up to 45 days, like bandit angels, but most don't receive observation for more than 30 days.Let's just start with the definition of quarantine
noun [ U ]
a period of time during which a person or animal that might have a disease is kept away from other people or animals so that the disease cannot spread:
In the saltwater hobby this is a minimum of 76 days with the veterinary recommendation being 90 days. 45 days clears everything but 1 disease.
Not sure what more information is needed or how much clearer this could be. Obviously you could say started qt, but beyond that the statement they are quarantined is not true.
I too applaud Blake for doing this and yes it is more than Liveaquaria tells us. It's just not 100% true.
What's the 1 disease that isn't cleared after 45 days?
We don't want to be misleading and we absolutely want the best possible outcome for our fish. The therapeutic levels of chelated copper, constant nitrofurazone in the water column, bi weekly rounds of praziquantel, and feedings with metro and kana should address any velvet, ich, a wide spectrum of infections, and intestinal worms.