- Dec 28, 2016
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I guess I have a question (I'm standing on my feet though). Again - I don't QT. I don't medicate. BUT - my question to @atoll, @Paul B, or anyone else - Why do you suppose that other people (who I presume are smart enough to have beautiful tanks feel that these methods are beneficial? Why do you think zoos, public aquaria, etc - all have bio containment protocols?I have never dipped a coral in my life.
To see if your tank is successful it kind of needs to be at least older than the lifespans of the fish. If you keep a tank 5 or 10 years that is not even the life span of a hermit crab so how can you know if it is healthy enough for the fish to live out their lives disease free?
Most of our fish live longer than that, many much longer.
This hobby has been in the US since 1971. I am still waiting to see any old quarantined tank where the fish only die of old age and have never been sick.
Where are they? There are millions of tanks in the US. What happened to them?
People keep asking for scientific evidence. OK find me a scientific study that has been going on as long as my tank has been up. Scientists don't study ornamental fish so all we have is anecdotal evidence and we have to live with it.
My fish die of old age and I have posted too many pictures to prove that. That is my proof.
Show me any proof that quarantined fish are healthy enough to only die of old age.
Are they spawning? Do they ever get sick? These are things we need to know and see.
I am standing on my head now waiting and I am getting tired.
This discussion has been going on on this forum and numerous other forums for decades with not only no end in sight, but also no old quarantined tanks like I mentioned.