Originally Posted by emilygupps
I totally understand and I see what you mean. Are any of the illnesses carried by plants? Because I didn't buy any fish today but I did get some plants. For the time being they're in a big bucket with a jar of lettuce to try to catch some snails just in case.
I am in the market for 2 more fish and then after that I think I might be done stocking. That would put me at 7 fish, 3 shrimp, and 3 snails. I'd rather be under stock than over incase I end up with some surviving fry or shrimpettes.
Yes ich can be carried by plants. The tomites can fall of the host into small crevices, along with filter media, substrate, etc and be transported very easily. That's one reason I'd never ask a chain store (or any other) for media to seed a new tank. IMO
, it's much less stressful and more rewarding to do it all by yourself.