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Re: Scream....When is ich REALLY gone?!
Posted By: robby In Response To: Scream....When is ich REALLY gone?! (Rhonda)
Date: Monday, 1 May 2000, at 6:25 p.m.
In Response To: Scream....When is ich REALLY gone?! (Rhonda)
I think that Ich is mistaken to be like an infectious disease, like VD. I don't think it is possible to keep Ich out, it might even be in the water you put into the tank. Ich does not bother healthy, unstressed fish, but takes advantage of stressed out fish. The reason your other fish may have got Ich could be because your filter system was already at it's peak capacity, and could not handle the addition of two more fish.
I've noticed that it is not at all unusual for a new shipment of loaches to a petstore to become sickly, so maybe you could ask the store to hold some loaches for you for two weeks next time
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