Quarentining Captive Bred Livestock?

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RobertTheNurse

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Hey everyone,

Allo from Canada. Where our supply of meds for our fish friends is now resorted us to less than favorable methods, eg. My friend faked a really bad yeast infection to get me some Metronidazole lol.

Anyway, I have managed to get my hands on: metro, prazilro, and cupramine (thanks to a fellow reef2reefer).

At the beginning of my journey into this hobby, I never had a quarentine tank. I currently have 4 fish, 2 clowns, a goby, and royal gamma...who thus far HAVE NOT shown any symptoms of disease (phew)...but since than I've only added coral to my tank. Now that I've had a quarentine tank just running on its own over the last few months...i really have my eye on Bangghi Cardinal. I know our local store sells the Captive Bred...is the best method when buying fish even if Labelled "Captive Bred" to still Quarentine and prophylactic treatment?

Just looking for a few to chime in on this before I get back to adding fish.

Lets also be clear...so far I've medicated humans and not fish lol so still out of my comfort zone lol

Rob
 
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Captive bred or not, they can still pick up and carry any disease/parasite. If you QT and/or medicate all others, it’s a good idea to follow that regimen for any fish added to your tank.
 

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Agreed. At least quarantine, and treat accordingly. I prophylactically treat for ich and velvet since they're relatively prevalent and can do a number on the fish population via the TTM. Depending on what you have/want to have , you might also want to prophylactically treat for other things. Example: if you want to keep chromis, then maybe also start treating for uronema, etc.
 

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Definitely do it. Many CBB fish are raised in ocean water. And CBB fish raised in aquariums can go through many hands before they make it to you.
 
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