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Quarantine Tank

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There are two main reasons to have a quarantine tank available.
1. It is best for the health of all your fish if you place newly acquired fish into a seperate quarantine tank for the first couple of weeks. This will allow you time to observe them and ensure that they are healthy before putting them in with the rest of the population. New fish can bring diseases into your community tank and infect many other fish in the process.
2. When an individual fish becomes sick it is best to remove it and place it in a seperate quarantine tank. That way the disease or parasites will be less likely to propogate throughout your tank. In addition, if treating the disease or parasites requires chemicals or a temperature change you will be able to do so without disturbing the remaining fish. Most diseases that can affect tropical fish will require some sort of chemical to alleviate the condition.

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