Use of Copper in the Supply Chain.

How do (does) your LFS or other fish supplier use copper (any form)

  • LFS uses no copper (unless required to treat a fish in a hospital tank)

    Votes: 2 33.3%
  • LFS uses copper in all non-reef tanks at therapeutic levels

    Votes: 3 50.0%
  • LFS uses copper at therapeutic levels only as QT

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • LFS uses subtheraputic copper in all tanks

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • Wholesaler uses no copper

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Wholesaler uses copper at therapeutic doses in all tanks

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Wholesaler uses copper at subtheraputic doses

    Votes: 3 50.0%
  • Wholesaler uses copper for QT or treatment only

    Votes: 1 16.7%

  • Total voters
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MnFish1

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In order to try and decide why some think there is a high percentage of disease/parasites now as compared to years past - I decided to check with several LFS and a couple large shippers - If you own an LFS - or have data concerning what copper (if any) your LFS (or wholesaler uses) Please answer:). And Only 'Documented' - i.e. researched with the source - not assumptions... If you have talked to 3 LFS for example and they all use therapeutic copper in all their tanks - put that in the comments. Same for the other choices.
 
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3/3 LFS contacted in this area use only therapeutic copper 2 in all tanks 1 only for QT/therapy
 

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I have one LFS that runs therapeutic copper in all fish systems.

Another LFS that uses copper in QT.

I am familiar with several of the wholesalers but I honestly have no idea what their processes consist of.

I do know one of the larger LA wholesalers has a "sick tank" where they treat fish that aren't fit to ship. I have no idea what they treat with or for how long.
 
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