Do You use a hospital tank?

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Kunhardt, 23 Feb 2009.

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What do you do with sick Fish?

  1. Place them in a hospital tank and medicate

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  2. Leave them in the DT and dose Vitamins

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  3. Place in a hospital tank and dose vitamins

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  4. Nothing, if they are strong they will fight it off

    16 vote(s)
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  5. Other

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  1. Kunhardt

    Kunhardt

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    Due to the fact I myself am torn between placing all my fish in a hospital tank or leaving them to hopefully get better by themselves I thought I wonder what the majority of u do with sick fish?
     
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  3. chikaboo

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    Hi Kunhardt check my setup - my middle top is a two foot hospital tank - looks part of the system but runs totally independant - i made it so that i can use medication if need be without affecting the water from the other tanks but going through other threads look like i must remove my live rock from the tank in case the baddies want to lay eggs in them!
     
  4. Yellow Tang

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    Good day

    I don't claim to be thee expert on fish treatment but over the years have found that keeping your water parameters in range and performing regular water changes helps fish heal on their own. There are however some fish (seems like less than 10% or so) who are too sick.

    I tend to use this approach because 1. the unpractical task of catching the fish in an established reef tank, 2. disturbing the reef every time a fish, which is a fraction of the value of all the corals, is sick.
    3. the theory that 'germs' are always around, as is the case for us humans as well, and are dependant largely on the weakened immunity caused largely by deteriorating environmental factors; and
    4. the expense of setting up a second tank.
     
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  5. Warr7207

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    Cool reply YT. Got any info on your setup ?

    Why not start your own thread :)
     
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