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My wife bought 4 gouramis last Saturday.

I have a 55 gallon tank that things are going well at this time.
We have a school of red eye, and phantom tetras.

The plants have recovered from my green water.

How long does it take to make sure they are not carrying any disease or parasite?
 

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My wife bought 4 gouramis last Saturday.

I have a 55 gallon tank that things are going well at this time.
We have a school of red eye, and phantom tetras.

The plants have recovered from my green water.

How long does it take to make sure they are not carrying any disease or parasite?
I would qt for a minimum of two weeks.

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On a side note, 4 full grown gouramis might be a bit much in a 55, unless they are of the dwarf variety.

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The minimum is two weeks, but I do a month to be on the safe side. In my experience the common disease's like ich show up pretty fast.
 

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I second the above 1 month to be on the safe side. I also always treat my new fish with QuICK Cure, for the first week even if they don't seem to have Ich.
 

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2 are dwarf and 2 are opaline gouramis.

The opaline gouramis could approach 6 inches. They are currently 3 inches.
I've got both opaline and flame dwarf. The opaline runs my 55. The flame dwarf is in a 20 long. Hopefully you don't have fin nipping issues.

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I thought 1 month was the bench mark but wanted to see what everyone's thoughts were.

I hope they aren't too aggressive and bully the tetras. I love to watch the fish interact together and strive to have peaceful tanks.

Hopefully, by the time the opalines are bigger the tank is more densely planted.
 

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It depends on the temperature of your quarantine tank too, ich runs its life cycle a lot faster in warmer water. If your QT tank is cooler then you might have to quarantine for longer. I keep my QT tanks above 80 degrees and when I start to see ich I crank it up to 86 degrees. Make sure your running an airstone!!!!
 
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