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Old 10-14-2010, 06:14 PM   #1
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I set up my QT tank last night and have it running. Its a 29 gallon with a hob filter and a heater. When do you think it will be ok to put my Damsel in and start hydro treatment for the ich?

He seems so happy in my dt tank..I hate to move him. He is eating well and not showing any signs of ich.
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and not showing any signs of ich.
What makes you think he has ich then?
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He looked like it for a day or so, but then I came home from work one day and he was fine. I was told the tank still has ich. That they just fell off him.
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That could be very well true. If the QT is not cycled you`ll need to do some frequent PWC`s to lower the ammonia.
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Can you tell me what the time frame is for seeing ich on him again if it is in fact in my tank?
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Can you tell me what the time frame is for seeing ich on him again if it is in fact in my tank?
Actually, it could be more like 1-2 weeks depending on how bad it's infected. Ich will make you think its there one minute, and gone the next. That's why it's a tough one to deal with. One day you're setting up the QT, the next day you're scratching your head because your fish looks fine.

Melosu... FYI, a lot of background on this can be found here: Cycling frustration
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Thanks guys. He has yet to show any other signs at all. I think I will wait a few weeks to see if anything returns. At that point do you think it would be safe to assume that I was wrong. I have read every article you guys have sent me. I appreciate it. I tested my water again last night and everything looks great.
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...I think I will wait a few weeks to see if anything returns. At that point do you think it would be safe to assume that I was wrong. ...
No, not really. But without seeing the fish or any pictures of what you originally saw, it's hard to say if it was ich or not. From your other thread though, sure sounds like ich.
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