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How Much Longer Should I Quarantine Sheba?


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My original plan was to QT Sheba for 2 weeks, and if everything went smoothly, I'd add her to the main tank after a big water change. Well, I'm starting to think it could be better for her if I extend that another two weeks, maybe longer. My reason for this is that I really want to be able to make sure she gets enough food, and Sheba is much smaller than Bubba and Maya. I also need to pick the smaller pieces of Progold to feed her so she doesn't have such a hard time swallowing. Will more time in QT even make a difference? I'm kind of torn, because I don't want to keep her in the 5 gallon, uncycled QT for too long. She seems so bored and I have grown tired of changing both tanks' water all the time (main tank almost done cycling! :) ). So any advice would be great! Thanks!

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Is she a new fish and this is her first QT? If so, then I would suggest four weeks. If it is a QT for health reasons, then sometimes you have to go by gut instinct. But keep up with those water changes...cycling stress causes the most health issues in fish.

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give it another week

you are right to QT that fish if you feel it is not getting enough food

I just dont think she should be away from the main tank for to long because the others may react in a bad way if she is gone for a long time

hope it helps

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fruitloop, I think you're misunderstanding. Sheba is a new fish, so she has never been in the main tank with the others. Also, I've had to separate a fish before, and my other fish didn't even seem to notice. So I wouldn't be worried about that anyway.

I agree with Amy, a full four weeks is best. You want to be extra sure she's not carrying anything that will pass and to and infect your other fish :)

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fruitloop, I think you're misunderstanding. Sheba is a new fish, so she has never been in the main tank with the others. Also, I've had to separate a fish before, and my other fish didn't even seem to notice. So I wouldn't be worried about that anyway.

I agree with Amy, a full four weeks is best. You want to be extra sure she's not carrying anything that will pass and to and infect your other fish :)

I right, I was under the impression that this was her first QT out of the main tank and that she had been with the others before

sorry

anyway, still give it a week

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