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Old 05-03-2005, 05:18 PM   #1
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preventitive for ICK

My tank is alittle over a month and I have just introduced 4 damsels. Is there a treatment I can get to prevent an outbreak of ICK? and other common issues?
If i see some I know about the whole QT thing but I personally think a preventive is the best method instead of waitin for it to show up.
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I know a lot of people mix garlic in with their food blends. I have started doing this as well.
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Re: preventitive for ICK

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If i see some I know about the whole QT thing but I personally think a preventive is the best method instead of waitin for it to show up.
Quarantining all new arrivals is the best prevention. There is no such thing as an additive that "prevents" parasites. Fish either have a parasite or they don't, they connot simpley "appear" from nowhere.

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The only preventitive is make sure it does not get in your tank
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Yup qt is the answer.
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I know a lot of people mix garlic in with their food blends. I have started doing this as well.
when you say mix garlic with their food blends, do you mean fresh garlic? How much Garlic do you put in. I am paranoid of getting the Ich.
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do you mean fresh garlic?
Over the counter liquid garlic. You LFS should have it. I use Garlic Guard. It only boosts immune systems and increases appetite for fish. Doesn't "prevent" ick.
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Garlic may help boost the immune system a bit, but is will NOT prevent an ich outbreak.
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