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Old 05-22-2006, 04:51 PM   #1
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100% sure way to avoid ich ?

Beginner, I lost a dozen fish to ich. Now I've setup a QT and I'll be quarantining everything for 6 weeks before it goes into the main.

Question: If I keep livestock in a QT for 6 weeks, is it 100% guaranteed that *all* possibililty of ich is removed?

If the answer is no, is there any way to be 100% sure? - I really can't stomach the idea of seeing dying fish again.
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Old 05-22-2006, 05:34 PM   #2
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8 weeks, do hypo treatment in the QT.
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Old 05-23-2006, 06:30 AM   #3
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I dont think there is such thing as 100% I have ich with one of my tangs and have lost 3 bannerfish to it. just make sure you are extreamly cautions with LR and fish qt them for at lest 4 - 6 weeks.
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One of the reasons for having a QT is for observation. Use this time to observe your fish and see if you see any problems including ich. Does he have white spots? Is he breathing hard? Is he scratching himself on LR or PVC. These are some of the things to look for while in QT.
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