What does "ich magnet" really mean?
Is ich something that either a fish has or hasn't? Or rather, is it something that lies dormant in a healthy fish and can manifest itself due to stress for example.
My thinking is if you get a PBT for example, which is regarded as an ich magnet, and hypo it for 6-8 weeks, aren't you eradicating the ich life form that it may be harboring? So if it develops ich in the future, where is it coming from? Assumtions are being made that the main has been fallow for the hypo duration and no other fish are added.
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