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Old 08-25-2003, 01:00 PM   #11
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always QT new fish, wether it is your first fish or not.

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Old 08-25-2003, 11:45 PM   #12
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Thanks for your advice guys or gals. I took the fish back to the fish store and they said they didn't think it was ick. They said it looked like a bacterial disease. I don't know but I wasn't comfortable keeping a sick fish. So I asked them to exchange it. I really liked that fish, but i'm not sure I could care for it correctly I'm still pretty new at this. As for having a QT that is why I bought the 265 gallon tank and plan to turn my 46 gallon into QT. i've taken chances and been lucky for a year and never used a QT so I figured my luck would be wearing out soon that is why the new tank. Figures the minute I try to be precautious I get a sick one. Well anyway so far so good my other fish look good no spots. KNOCK ON WOOD! Thanks again.

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Old 08-26-2003, 12:09 AM   #13
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I have never used a QT. Shame on me...but I've also been doing reef tanks for about 12 years. I dunno, I've always used the natural approach, and have never...let me repeat, never had an Ich breakout. Does this mean that I've never owned a fish that had Ich...nope....Does this mean that I've always had shrimp that would eat the parasites...not sure of that either. All I do know is...I can count my blessings, as I'm sure one day I'll have disaster. BTW, I have always used an abundance of livestock in my aquariums that would tend to different bad things that might occur in the tank. Cya
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Old 08-27-2003, 12:22 AM   #14
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So far so good

Okay everyone so far so good. I took the sick fish out of the tank and took him back to the store I purchased him at. They claim it isn't ick but some bacteria disease. Anyway I replaced the fish with a different one and all is well so far no other fish are getting any spots. I may have just lucked out on this one. I will be cycling my 265 for probably the next 2 months then after that I plan to move all my fish over to that tank. I have no plans to buy any more new fish until I have a QT in place. Thanks for all your help. Taran

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