QT question, does size matter?

LAreefguy

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Hey guys, I’m setting up a new qt for 3 fish. I have a 3-4 gallon tank. Does anyone think that I should just buy a glass 10 gallon tank or should this be fine for the short term4-6 weeks. It’s a trigger and two wrasse.


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Get the ammonia indicator patch and make sure water quality is up to par. Be careful with dosing copper with the wrasse. Extremely sensitive.


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Personally I'd go with a 10g at least. 20 longs are the best with room to swim and still not too large of water volume.

Just like a reef tank, the smaller the qt the quicker and easier for things to swing and go wrong. Specially if you are planning to use meds, like copper.
 
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I would get a 10 for sure. Get a20 if you can. Make sure they have a place to hide to keep stress down
 
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Personally I'd go with a 10g at least. 20 longs are the best with room to swim and still not too large of water volume.

Just like a reef tank, the smaller the qt the quicker and easier for things to swing and go wrong. Specially if you are planning to use meds, like copper.
+1 on this, if you put 3 fish in a 4 gallon you're just asking for trouble imo. Petco was doing the dollar per gallon sale a few days ago, maybe it's still going.
 
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