Quarantine for Aquatic Plants BY: JESSIE SANDERS, DVM, CERTAQV
Posted 20 August 2020 by WAVMA
If you haven’t read or watched our spiel on quarantine for fish, go ahead and check that out first. Whenever you add a new fish to your established system, it is critical that you quarantine them in a separate system with separate equipment for 4-6 weeks. This will keep whatever pathogens they have on board, be they viruses, bacteria or parasites, from spreading to your healthy, established tank or pond. Here’s some information on everything you need to set up a quarantine system yourself. And although many vendors offer to “quarantine” your fish, many have protocols that are not complete or major biosecurity fails, such as using the same set of equipment for multiple tanks and not cleaning it properly, or adding fish from multiple vendors together.
But what about aquatic plants? Did you know that they could potentially be carrying bacteria and parasites? [..]