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Old 02-14-2004, 07:45 PM   #1
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Can plants transfer Ich?

I have successfully treated our 75 gal planted tank thanks to your help. The last signs of ich was visible as one last spot on a tetra yesterday (Friday). Thanks for the help! I plan to treat the tank until Tuesday......with Rid Ich Plus. My problem is that my wife was not thinking and moved a couple of banana plants from the sick tank to our healthy 25 gal community tank. Should I treat for a few days just to be safe? I don't want to medicate if it's not needed. Thanks in advance.
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I don't think it would have hurt the 25 gallon tank and i wouldn't have treated it unless there were signs od ich on the fish
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Old 04-07-2004, 01:11 PM   #3
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Yes, ich can be moved on plants-- one of it's three life stages is a cyst that could be attached to the plant, and another is a free swimming organism that could have moved in the water with the plant. Only the third phase is visible when attached to the fish.

At a bare minimum, I'd observe carefully for a period of at least a week or two, depending on the tank temperature (which affects the parasite life cycle duration).

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