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Old 07-04-2013, 08:37 PM   #1
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Ich question

Don't laugh!! I feel like this is a dumb question, but I'm curious

I'm not dealing with ich now, but surfing the treads made me think. I always hear of fish like tangs getting ich when they are introduced. But if you get rid of the ich in the tank on all fish in the tank and, is it possible for the fish to get ich a few months down the road if stressed? I doubt it, since the ich was all killed months ago, just curious.
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Yes they can still get it.
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Yes they can still get it.
That's interesting, even though there is no ich parasite in the tank?
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Yes. If im not mistaken it mainly forms when fish get too stressed. I could be wrong
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"Ich" is always with the fish. It's just in certain scenarios in which it comes out in the fish.
click here link on "ich"
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No. If it's not present in the tank, they can never get it. Ich is a parasite.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:46 PM   #7
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Wow. I could have sworn all fish can get it through stress
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It is always present in the fish. I disagree with mr_X
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They can, but it has to be present in the tank in order for that to happen. Without it present, they may get some other disease or issue, but not ich.
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It is always present in the fish. I disagree with mr_X
No it isn't. It's a parasite not unlike any other. treat the fish with hypo or copper and they all die. that's not a temporary cure.
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