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Before livestock is introduced to the aquarium, the temperature must be equalized by suspending the transportation bag in the aquarium.
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aquarium. A small, bare quarantine
tank causes stress in fishes—they will
remain timid and hard to persuade to
feed. If the tank is too dark, the acclimation of zooxanthellate corals will be
unsuccessful and they will waste away
In my view quarantining corals
can make sense to detect and elimi-
nate parasites. But in the case of fishes
it isn’t always successful, as even long
quarantine periods do not prevent an
outbreak of disease when the fish is
moved again. The stress of a move can
lead to the appearance of disease such
as Oodinium in delicate surgeonfishes
(Acanthurus and Paracanthurus). An
aquarist must decide whether to quar-
antine new purchases or not. I feel
it is essential to buy livestock from a
dealer you trust, and observe them in
the store for a long time before buying.
Fishes should be feeding properly. If
necessary ask your dealer to dem-
Brockmann, D. 2008. Das Meerwasser-Aquarium: Von der Planung bis zur
erfolgreichen Pflege. Natur und Tier Verlag,
—2009. Salzdichte messen—Wie geht das?
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Fosså, S. A. & A. J. Nilsen (2001):
Korallenriff-Aquarium, vol. 1. Birgit
Schmettkamp Verlag, Bornheim, Germany.