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quarantine after ich?

Posted By: sophie <sophie-usenet@blueyonder.co.uk>
Date: Thursday, 2 June 2005, at 6:56 p.m.

this is a query in the aftermath of a sad story - a month or so ago I
bought five baby (very baby) botia striatas and two female dwarf
gouramis. They'd come from a shop with a common filter system (and I
only have one spare tank) so I kept all seven fish in the same tank to
quarantine them, and treated with protozin at half strength as a
prophylactic. a week later, two striatas were dead. I kind of assumed
(after discussion with some very helpful people here (Emma!)) that they were very small and
undernourished from transport and that it had all been too stressful for
them. Next day, the other striatas were spotty. Sigh. To cut a long
story short, this Monday morning I found the last striata dead (I have a
feeling it was the protozin that