To this day it still amazes me how few aquarists actually use a [tag-tec]quarantine[/tag-tec] tank within their home aquarium setup.
Instead of using a quarantine system they are more than happy to risk all the animals when introducing a new member into the aquarium.
I appreciate that there is only a small slight when purchasing new fish, corals etc however the risk is there and it is not something which should be taken lightly.
All responsible aquarists should follow some basic guidelines which it comes to purchasing new animals. Actually it probably goes back a bit further than that – the word I should have used is ‘researching’. [Read more]