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Old 08-10-2013, 06:08 PM   #11
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Thanks for the great info/links. Looks like I'll have to QT the 2 fish & do a hyposalinity treatment. Meanwhile if the DT is fishless for 6 weeks (life cycle time) it's safe to introduce new fish?
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:15 PM   #12
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I'd leave the DT fallow for 8-12 weeks just to be safe
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:04 PM   #13
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Since we are talking about it... When I went to LFS today I noticed a few fish with ich. What is the risk of ALL of their fish being carriers? I bought 3 that looked healthy, but don't what to do w them now. Don't have a QT setup but I guess I could make one.
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If they are already in DT use Garlic Xtreme. It works like an ich repelant. Otherwise QT is a piece of mind.
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:23 PM   #15
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... Garlic Xtreme. It works like an ich repelant. ...
LOL! Who told you this? It is no such thing. All it does is act as an appetite stimulant and possibly aids in boosting the immune system. In no way does it effect the parasite directly.
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:39 PM   #16
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The new guys are not in the display. Just got home so still in bags. I'd need to run to town for a filter of some sort to set up a QT. I already have an empty tank, heater and hood. What else would I need?
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The new guys are not in the display. Just got home so still in bags. I'd need to run to town for a filter of some sort to set up a QT. I already have an empty tank, heater and hood. What else would I need?
If you want to be extra cautious go ahead, but the 14 fish I've had before this copperband, have all been ich free (from different stores).
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LOL! Who told you this? It is no such thing. All it does is act as an appetite stimulant and possibly aids in boosting the immune system. In no way does it effect the parasite directly.
You just answered your own question by your statement "boosting the immune system" which means repelling the parasites.
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You just answered your own question by your statement "boosting the immune system" which means repelling the parasites.
LOL! Nope, it doesn't mean that at all.
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LOL! Nope, it doesn't mean that at all.
Well sorry if you misinterpret the effect of an immune system.
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