Picking up new fish monday 10/26

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Hey guys,
I'll be picking up fish on Monday and if you're looking for anything straight from the wholesaler just lmk. Im taking orders starting today and up until 9:00 pm Sunday

I do require a deposit of 50% via paypal and I offer delivery service for a fee as well.

Just for clarification these fish will come straight from the wholesaler. So you have the benefit of the fish never seeing the lfs water but they are not quarantined and I strongly recommend quarantining any new fish

If you buy any fish from me I will add on any inverts you need at a very low price. Lmk if you guys have any questions!
 
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Deven, I know I texted you earlier in the week but can you give a little info about your QT process? Might help with sales also
 
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Deven, I know I texted you earlier in the week but can you give a little info about your QT process? Might help with sales also
Sure! So just to clarify again these fish that I am offering in this thread are not quarantined. They will come directly from wholesaler for those who want to quarantine themselves or just do the drop in gambling game we all live to play as hobbyists

So a little background on me for those who don't know me.
I got my start in this hobby 20 years ago at the ripe young age of 12 years old. I've met so many awesome people in that time and have learned so much through trial and error

My approach to quarantine comes from a strong background in combat trauma medicine and emergency medicine. I was a Navy Corpsman (combat medic) with Marine Corps Infantry for 5 years. Hence my busniness' name, Doc's Aquatics. I then went on to work as an EMT for San Bernardino County Fire. So I have a rather aggressive treatment approach with saltwater fish lol

So now on to the important stuff, my QT process!

All of my fish undergo 30 days in copper power. I maintain therapeutic levels of 2.0-2.5 ppm by monitoring with the hannah copper checker as this have given me the best results

Fish are given freshwater dips throughout the first 3 weeks to control any flukes, then on approximately day 24 and 29 they are treated with general cure to completely eradicate them

I feed the fish foods soaked in seachem focus, metroplex, kanaplex, furan 2, and vitachem for the first 14 days of treatment. Alot of people lose their fish to secondary infections or internal parasites without even knowing it. You can completely get rid of ich, velvet, or flukes but the fish could still easily develop an infection from one of the microscopic injuries left behind by parasites

I will also give my fish 45 minute baths in ruby reef rally. That stuff can really help to provide relief to fish infected with brookynella or velvet

I run UV sterilizers throughout the entire quarantine process (minus the two days of general cure treatment) to prevent bacterial blooms and maintain water quality. It also does help keep parasite populations down but of course does not completely eradicate them. It is often believed that you cannot run UV while running copper as the UV will breakdown the copper into toxic levels. This only applies to ionic copper such as cupramine. Chelated copper like copper power or coppersafe are ok to run with UV

I would like to add that this is only how I run my quarantine tanks. Much like medicine in humans, there a so many proven methods to treat fish. Many people like to observe and only treat what they see, and there is nothing wrong with this approach. People experimenting with new methods of treatment will make the survival rate of these fish skyrocket. I am very interested in playing around with hydrogen peroxide treatment. It is still very much in its experimental phase right now but I know people like @mattyzang have had alot of success with it

I will post this in its own thread as an informational thread. I am always looking for suggestions as well so any criticism of my process is welcome!
 
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How do you bathe the fish, in a serperate container I assume using the ratio in the directions or?
thanks
Yes it is best to do it in a glass container and heavily aerate the water with a airstone for 30 minutes before and during the bath. Also, make sure to use new saltwater. Since its an open container we don't want ammonia to build up during the bath
 

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You know you‘me stuff very similar approach to what humble fish does. I have run a similar process for my fish and I can tell you it’s very labor intensive. Glad to see you are providing this service!!


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You know you‘me stuff very similar approach to what humble fish does. I have run a similar process for my fish and I can tell you it’s very labor intensive. Glad to see you are providing this service!!


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Yeah humblefish is where I base my protocol off of just a few tweaks here and there but nothing major. Its true its not really that hard to quarantine just alot of work! Have to dedicate alot of mental energy to get these fish healthy
 

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I also quarantine my fish since I also sell. I bathe in methalyne blue when first arrived and then just cupramine unless I see something else then I treat for that specifically. Your procedure is definitely intense and time consuming for sure. But definitely worth it. Great job!!!
 
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