Главная 7 Fish diseases 7 Quarantine aquarium fish – what is it for?

Quarantine aquarium fish – what is it for?

Good day, friends. Today we will talk about how to quarantine purchased fish correctly.

This topic is quite relevant, as in many aquarium forums there are a lot of open discussions about: “Help me decide on the fish disease” or something like that. Why all? Yes, because most novice aquarists do not put newly purchased fish in quarantine.

And this, as you understood, is fraught with undesirable consequences both for the aquarist in the form of a smut and for the inhabitants of the can, that is, aquarium fish. But still let’s talk according to plan.

First we need to remember what diseases are. To do this, I suggest you read a series of articles on fish diseases. You can do this for this, this and this link.

Next, let’s still define – what is quarantine? Fish quarantine is when an aquarist is placed in a special aquarium of purchased fish in order to detect various diseases or to prevent diseases.

In fact, the process of quarantine of fish is not a complicated process, it just takes a certain period of time, that’s all. And so, let’s deal with the main aspects of the quarantine and important details.

The plan of today’s article is as follows:

– General provisions during the quarantine;

– Basic requirements for quarantine;

– We are determined with the term of quarantine.

After the aquarist has bought a new fish for his home aquarium, whether for a discus, or for a cichlid or any other new inhabitant, it is advisable to place it in a quarantine aquarium in which the disinfectant is dissolved. Experienced aquarists use methylene blue, malachite green, trypaflavin and many other preparations for the purposes of prophylaxis.

The only point is that the dosage should be less than that when you are treating with these drugs. As a disinfectant, a weak solution of potassium permanganate is also widely distributed.

Quarantine for new fish is the most important procedure, since it is not known how things are in the aquarium with sores, from where you got your neonchik or a Sumatran robber. In terms of quarantine can be made in different ways, basically it takes from two to three weeks, and preferably more. This is done in order to give time to any sore to be activated during this time.

There are diseases that have an incubation period of more than a month.

Some lovers of aquariums do not conduct quarantine at all, considering it an unnecessary procedure, they say the sick fish can be seen immediately. However, it is not worth it to count so lightly on this, as I have already said – the incubation period is different.

Another push to the active development of the disease or the parasite can be stress, obtained by transporting the fish home. How to transport aquarium fish you can read here.

What does a fish quarantine mean? First of all, in a quarantine aquarium there are completely different conditions for maintenance.

As quarantine, choose an aqua depending on the species preferences of the fish. To give you an example?

Well, let’s say for adults of goldfish in the amount of two pieces, you will need 50 liters of aqua liters, but for a dozen cherry barbs you will need a 20 liter can.

As a rule, the ground is not laid in the quarantine aquarium, plants are not planted, as there is no place. The only thing that is useful for such akvas is different shelters for fish.

This will help reduce stress. Alternatively, you can use a small amount of plastic plants.

The main thing is that all the elements of decor and shelter do not hide from your gaze virtually the entire space of the aquarium and you can monitor the condition of aqua inhabitants.

A mandatory attribute in a quarantine aquarium is a heater, a thermometer, a filter, and of course a cover with a lamp. To the fish calmed down and experienced as little stress as possible, put a quarantine aquarium somewhere not on the prohodnyak. It will not be very comfortable for the fish if the door is constantly slammed next to the can.

If suddenly, after a couple of weeks spent in quarantine, you have a suspicion crept in, but you don’t see any visible signs of illness on the body, if the fish have become depressed, very fearful and not very active, do not stop the quarantine. Better watch the living creatures for a few more weeks.

But if the fish is already clearly sick, then it should be removed from the quarantine and begin to receive treatment in stronger doses of drugs. During quarantine, you will need to change the water more than once a week, as it usually happens in the general aquarium, but several times.

Do not forget about intensive aeration and filtration. The use of activated carbon is not necessary, you can only process the sponge and wash it more often under warm water every 3 days.

It is advisable to use the full quarantine, that is, to keep the fish in a special bank at least a month. You’re not in a hurry, are you? Yes, and why in this case haste, it is better to do everything as it should and without any hassle, than to hurry and find another smut.

If you miss, or do not stand the fish in quarantine, then in case of a flash of a sore, it is extremely difficult to cure the inhabitants in the general aquarium, and in some cases it is completely impossible. I hope you agree with me?

О admin


Check Also

Algae in an aquarium: a list of names (which are), a struggle in an aquarium, what they look like, photos, views, if hair appears how to get rid of

Aquatic algae spoil the appearance of the reservoir and harm the higher flora. Lower plants ...

Treatment of hexamitosis in fish in the general aquarium

All living things on the planet are sick, and aquarium fish are no exception. Hexamitosis ...

What to do if the fish swims on its side or belly up?

It would seem that nothing foreshadowed trouble, but one not the most beautiful day you ...

Blue green algae

Green vegetation in an aquarium is an element necessary for maintaining the chemical composition of ...

Treatment of ichthyophthiriosis in aquarium fish: the best medicines

Ichthyophthyriosis is considered the most common disease affecting the inhabitants of aquariums. Any novice amateur ...

What if the murkiness in the aquarium spoiled the whole landscape?

The turbidity of the water in the aquarium does not appeal to anyone: neither the ...

Fin rot: sentence or fight?

Fish living in the confined space of a home aquarium are unfortunately often prone to ...

Treatment of a red-eared turtle: eyes do not come off

Even the most unpretentious exotic pet is sick from time to time. The causes and ...

Guppy: what can cause them disease?

Guppies are fish loved by many for their cheerful disposition and uncomplicated content. In an ...

Treatment of decoys (ichthyophthiriosis, white spots, ichik) in aquarium fish in the general aquarium, symptoms, medicine

Manka or ichthyophthiriosis is a specific disease of fish that has the infectious nature of ...

If the fish itches, what could it be?

Is life in an aquarium carefree as it seems at first sight? What could upset ...

Treatment of fin rot in aquarium fish

Pseudomonas – fin rot, caused by bacteria of the genus Aeromonas or Vibrio Pseudomonas. Aquarists ...

Cydex for aquarium (cidex): instructions, use, dosage, use, how to use, reviews, what struggles

With the appearance of lower algae, disinfectants come to the rescue, one of the most ...

Instructions for use and dosage Saydeksa for aquarium

Fans of aquariums are faced with the emergence of unwanted plants that prevent its inhabitants ...

Treatment of salt aquarium fish

How to treat aquarium fish with table salt? There are also a lot of diseases ...

Diseases of aquarium plants and their treatment with photos

Novice aquarists, paying more attention to the fish, completely forget about caring for plants, because ...

Instructions for use melafix and making their own hands

Specialized stores sell a variety of antifungal and antibacterial agents for treating diseases in aquarium ...

Malachite green for an aquarium (medicine, drug, solution, conditioner, tool): use for the treatment of parasite fish

The appearance of bacterial, fungal and protozoal infections in the home aquarium is a pressing ...

Diseases of aquarium fish: 31 of the most popular major diseases, symptoms, treatment, diagnosis, contagious, non-contagious

Diseases of aquarium fish occur suddenly, modern laboratory diagnostics has learned to recognize most of ...

Instructions for using methylene blue in the aquarium

For the treatment of various bacterial diseases in fish and water disinfection is widely used ...

Description of the ostracod, how to get rid of them in the aquarium

The dominance of microscopic crustacean ostracods in an aquarium spoils its aesthetic appearance and gives ...

Diseases of aquarium fish: their symptoms, treatment and prevention

Diseases of fish living at home, as a rule, arise suddenly. If you carefully watch ...

Instructions for use of the drug Azidine

Azidin-vet powder is a combination antiprotozoal drug used in veterinary practice. This drug, which has ...

Determination of the disease in guppies by external signs and treatment

People often get the fish as pets. The contents of the aquarium, resembling the seabed, ...