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Old 02-10-2015, 12:01 PM   #1
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New firefish came with ich

I have a 60 gallon tank with a fluval 300 canister that has been cycling for a month and a half and reads 0 ammonia 0 nitrites 0-10 nitrates. It has live rock and sand. Salinity is about 0.023. Yesterday I bought a firefish pair and a cleaner shrimp with a small crew of snails and hermits. This morning I noticed some tiny white dots on them (one fish just has one dot, the other with 3 or 4). I do not have a quarantine tank. What is my best option? They are very healthy and ate some pieces of shrimp this morning.


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PH is 8.3


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The dots also kind of stick out like grains of salt. Very tiny


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The only way to treat ich is with either hypo salinity or copper medication. None of which can be done in the display, which would need to be fallow for 6-8 weeks for the ich life cycle to complete.
Disease is usually a sign of stress. It is a good idea to qt any new fish to observe them if you can't in the store.


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Is there any way fish can develop an immunity in the tank? I've heard of some people letting all of their fish just live with it immune


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there is no immunity, them having ich is showing they have a weakened immune system. like hank said, set up the hospital tank or rehome to someone that can.
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Thanks for the help guys. I guess I'll be setting up a 10 gallon quarantine this week then!


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