11-27-2004, 10:41 PM
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Hibbing, Mn. USA
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Some (almost all) of the best fish I've gotten have been purchased online.
If they are well packaged they will be in an insulated box, packed in several bags (preferrably with oxygen), and have a couple of heat packs.
I'm thinking if you lost your fish in Q before they had problems to start with.
My Q tank just has a few plants, and when I add the fish, I add some seeded material from another tank. I don't think daily water changes are necessary, but it's best to watch your ammonia (which you shouldn't have much of if you toss in a few plants).
If I have a large load in Q I try to do the changes a couple times a week. Right now I have a half a dozen Cardinals in there and once a week is plenty.
Good luck with your new fish!