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Old 09-19-2012, 06:03 PM   #1
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Can anybody explain to me why any new fish I add to my tank gets ick and dies while none of the fish that I already have in there are affected I thought if one fish gets it all would get it
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My guess is cause your old fish arn't stressed so they have strong emune systems that fight it off. The new one is weekend, gets it and dies. I'm no marine biologist though.
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Any recommendations I spend lots of time acclimating them trying to avoid stress
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I havn't found the magic solution yet either. I can have 4 fish enter the tank after acclimation and be just fine then the next develop what looks like ich. I really think there are lots of factors, like how long has the fish you bought been in the fish store unstressing from its journey. Sometimes we're buying fish that have been in a bag for a week then put in the store tank for a day only to be scooped back into a bag and brought home. Other fish may have had 3 months to chill at the store....
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anybody else have suggestions
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:35 PM   #6
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QT the new fish, 4 weeks is the norm. the time gives the fish a chance to recover and build up some reserves before being stressed again
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Depends on the fish. Stress does affect their immune systems and protective slime coats. It is a reason we don't recommend tangs in small tanks. They have a thin slime coat anyway and any stress can provide fertile ground as the spores are in everyone's tank.
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If I dont add any fish for the next 28 days (read that is the life span of ick) Does it actually live on the fish that are already in there and dont seem to be affected by it?
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If I dont add any fish for the next 28 days (read that is the life span of ick) Does it actually live on the fish that are already in there and dont seem to be affected by it?
If the ick dont have a host it can still take 4-8 weeks for it to die out
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If I dont add any fish for the next 28 days (read that is the life span of ick) Does it actually live on the fish that are already in there and dont seem to be affected by it?
Ich often resides in the gills where you cannot see it. To cure your tank you need to quarantine all fish for 4 weeks with copper or hyposalinity treatment. Also your display must remain fishless during this time so the ich will not have a host and it will die. This takes approx 28 days.

Also to prevent introducing ich in the future all fish need to be quarantined for 4 weeks as well and observed for any signs of ich. Treatment can be done during this time but o dont like to treat unless i see an issue.
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