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Old 11-23-2008, 03:51 PM   #1
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Ich Suceptible Fish

I know all fish are suceptible to ich and surgeonfish/tangs are considered to be ich prone but is there some list or article reference that summarizes what common kept fish are most/least suceptible to ich? Im sure this would be helpful tool to everyone that is starting off in the saltwater hobby?
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To be extremely honest, all fish are susceptible. Fish are often exposed to various maladies via other diseased fish. Most predatory fish do seem to have a higher tolerance to resist such a parasite, but there is no fail-safe, which is why quarantine is a must.
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:04 PM   #3
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royal gramma- ich magnet
clowns- pretty resistant
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Mandarins are pretty resistant and clown to a lesser degree. A ranking system would not be at all helpfull as just about all fish are susceptible given the proper condiitons.

Having gone through an outbreak 2 years ago I can tell you that a 30 day QT for all new fish, and a slow drip acclimation followed by a rinse in tank water that will be discarded for all inverts and corals has helped me keep my tank Ich free since that episode.
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