Our Quarantine Procedure
Our 2 main suppliers both quarantine all fish for at lest 2 weeks but we know things can slip though the cracks. We start by temperature acclimating all new fish to our tank temperatures. We follow this by a a 2 min freshwater bath on most fish. Next we place the fish in a Formalin dip tank for 2 hours. The next step is a 2 hour bath in a copper tank. The final step is to place the fish into our quarantine rack system for up to 2 weeks.
Our Quarantine System
Once properly acclimated, new fish are then housed and maintained in our quarantine system. To provide superior filtration and water quality, our quarantine system employs an independent filtration system with biological filtration, UV sterilization, ozone, and a large foam protein skimmer. We also feed our new fish with DR. G’s Anti-Parasitic Caviar and Dr. G’s Antibacterial Caviar.
Stress Reduction Period
Directly after acclimation, the fish are kept in reduced- or no-light mconditions for 12 to 24 hours and we use SeaChem Stress Guard and SeaChem GarlicGuard to help keep the stress down and appetite up. After 1 to 2 days we start feeding all fish with Dr. G’s anti-Bacterial and Anti-Parasitic foods for the remainder of their quarantine.
Fish, such as clownfish, and Tangs are prone to common parasitic ailments, and are given repeated freshwater baths that contain anti-parasite medication. Clownfish are quarantined for a minimum of 2 weeks at our facility before we offer them for sale.