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Old 07-12-2006, 05:31 PM   #11
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Due you think I should purchase a UV? There is a cheap Jebo on ebay thats is 9 watts (30 bucks). Is it a piece of junk or is it worth it for a 29 gallon tank? Im gonna start with the garlic stuff and wait for a response on the UV. Thanks so much.......
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Yes they can gain an immunity against ick. Just like the vaccine concept. A guy in RC has a 30+ years old tank.
I tend to believe, if the fish are healthy and not stressed they would more than likely never get ick....but I could be wrong....
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Old 07-12-2006, 11:19 PM   #13
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Due you think I should purchase a UV? There is a cheap Jebo on ebay thats is 9 watts (30 bucks). Is it a piece of junk or is it worth it for a 29 gallon tank? Im gonna start with the garlic stuff and wait for a response on the UV. Thanks so much.......
You get what you pay for... doesn't sound like much of a light in there, flow would have to be really slow.

Shortcutting the process of using hyposalinity in a seperate tank and letting your main go fallow will probably result in the death of your fish.. I've lost my share of money and fish by not following the advice I got to take the above steps.
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There are no easy ways to treat ick. Without QT/hospital tanks you are just crossing your fingers and hoping for the best.
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A stressed/sick fish is just more susceptible because of the stress, not because of the lack of an immunity to ich.
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I tend to believe, if the fish are healthy and not stressed they would more than likely never get ick....but I could be wrong....
So you guys are saying the whole - "Feed fish garlic to boost their immune system against ick" is incorrect? B/c as you said, only the slime coat is needed against ick so why boost their immunity anyway?
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No, we are saying to use it to promote healthy fish. A healthy fish has a better chance at not getting sick. Ick is a parasite and like neilster1 said, they will not gain immunity to ick. Parasites, think of mosquitoes, you don't have an immunity to them, but I have heard (and this is just a coincidence about garlic) that people who eat a lot of garlic are less likely to be bitten by them. I hope that makes a little more since....
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There are ways to boost immunity and keeping your fish in a stress free environment will keep fish happy and healty. Once ich is introduced, I think you need to QT. QT, should be first but if you have it, you need to remove all the fish. A 10 gal tank is only $9 and a filter is not much more. You could use a rubbermaid as well, you just wonf be able to inspect the fish very easily.
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