New to quarantine. Advice needed

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My 300 gallon is setup cycled ready to go. So I am starting to stock it with fishes.

My quarantine tank is 40 breeder setup from R2R sticky thread.

I got three biota tangs and pair of clownfish.
They been in quarantine 4 days now. No medication is being run atm.

I was going to let them chill for 10 days without any meds etc.

What after that ? Should I still do small dose of prazipro and cupramine ?

I don't really want to do copper treatment, but was thinking low dose of prazipro according to instructions.

What do you guys advice.
Do mods regimen or let them hang for 3 weeks and if everything is OK put them in DT.
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Hi there - check out this forum’s quarantine sticky thread. It’s hosted by R2R’s resident fish disease expert, Jay Hemdal. There’s a ton of good information in there… https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/current-quarantine-protocol.825055/
That should answer most of your questions; if not, post something specific back here and I’m sure you’ll get replies.

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I would recommend either full dose meds or no meds at all. Using small doses will not treat the illness and will promote resistance to meds.

I concur. A sub clinical dose is rather pointless.

Some people do quarantine only with no meds.

Other people run a prophylactic dosing regime on the notion of eliminating any sub clinical infections.

Prazipro is there to eliminate a variety of internal pests and is reputed to be rather gentle on fish. So why not?

Cupramine or any copper treatment is dosage sensitive so you need some copper testing to be sure that you have a clinical dose that is effective but is not so high as to harm the fish. Copper is effective against a wide variety of infections like ich, and brook and others. Certain fish are reputed to be rather sensitive to copper treatment.

In my experience, tangs have fared pretty well with cupramine. Clown fish are a kind of damsels and damsels are supposed to be pretty tough. So doing a full prazipro and cupramine dose should work but there are no guarantees in this.

There is a risk for any medication. The advantage is you reduce the chance of an infection in your display tank. So it is a trade off. I chose to go with a prophylactic dosage. But I cannot and do not fault someone who uses the quarantine with observation and only uses treatment for observed disease.
 
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Thank you to all. That's all I wanted to hear. I read the sticky hence I am quarantine first time in my life. Only question left unanswered was to dose meds or not.

So here we go. Full quarantine full dose. That will be the protocol.
 
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