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    Adding clown loaches to existing group + quarantine

    Discussion in 'Loaches' started by Raven_, Mar 26, 2009.

    1. Raven_

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      Hi, im doing a complete makeover of my 540liter tank and have 7 clown loaches around 8-11cm in length and i want to add 3 or 6 small loaches to it but before i add the fish i want to quarantine them for some time just incase.

      But i have no tank i can use, only a plastic container with ~20liter water which holds 5 fry's at the moment.
      It has an undergravel filter which i can fairly easily hook up an eheim 2213 to, the 2213 have been hooked up to my big tank for 2 months, i have plants and caves i can use to give the fishes somewhere to hide and a small heater.

      Is the container to small to quarantine 3 small clown loaches?
      Is 2 weeks of quarantine enough?
      Is there any problem with adding new clown loaches to an existing pack?

      Regards
      Raven
       
    2. Lupin

      Lupin Viviendo la vida loca!

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      Quarantine for 4 weeks. Get a 10g tank as it can serve a dual purpose as quarantine and hospital tank.
       
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      I also quarantine for about a month in a 20 gallon tank.
       
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      Unfortunatly i dont have the money, the space or the means to get another tank.
       
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      what about a large plastic tub such as a rubbermaid storage container or something... they are pretty cheap
       

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