remains the responsibility of the supply chain.
While it is the responsibility of the industry to
quarantine, it is every keeper's best practice
procedure too . You can always blame someone, but
you can never get your fish back to life.
The following procedure is what we regards as MILD
and absolutely MINIMUM for efficient quarantining
1 and 2 with 0.3% salt always in Q-tank
2 Observe, scrape, Treat immediately
water temperature to 23oC ± 3o
3 Subject all to Standard Physiological
4-10 Wait, observe
10 Sample for KHV at 95% confidence Learn
11-14 - Wait for lab results
14 Introduce is no illness observed or
tested (can give potassium permanganate dip)
is what we term a Standard Physiological Stress
Test. If the ambient temperature and incubation
period are observed, this will almost always bring
on a latent disease condition that can be tested.
Test for SVC at 17oC and KHV at 23oC
Dip the fish for 2 minutes in 30 g per
liter salt solution (NaCl) - Remove fish if it
You can also do a 7 minutes dip in 1 g KMnO4
per 10 liter. I was found to have the same effect
and/can be used if treatment of certain parasites is
quality: It is no use to pay for testing at a
lab if you take a POOR SAMPLE. Fish are not on
medical aid to absorb the costs of retesting and
soothing you consigns is false security. Want
to learn more?
It is absolutely critical that all fish are
quarantined and samples tested before integrating
with your collection.
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