Our Quarantine Procedure
As a pet store, we have thousands of animals passing through our care every month. We do our best to ensure the health of every fish, invert and coral that comes into our store, and ends up in your home aquarium!
We do not use any copper in our system. We find that copper can hide symptoms of parasites in fish, and is difficult to keep at the proper level. We also know many of our customers will use products such as SeaChem Prime when receiving their orders, and this will cause adverse effects. In addition, several fish we keep are sensitive to copper.
We run over sized UV sterilizers and an ozone generator to eliminate any free swimming parasites, siphon the bottom of our tanks daily, and keep a close eye on the behavior, color and appetite of our fish. If any fish displays symptoms of disease, we immediately pull them into their own tank and treat them with the appropriate medication.
We use Coral Rx on our new coral arrivals 1-2 days after receiving them. They are kept in a separate holding tank prior to introduction to our reef. In addition, we keep dragon pipe fish, wrasses and cleaner shrimps in our reef to aid in keeping pests at bay.