Adding new fish to a tank with ich...
I'm currently treating ich with heat in my 10gallon tank. The temp is around 87, and the affected cardinal tetra still has a few spots of ich on his caudal tail. My GBR and oto aren't showing any signs of ich. I'm planning on getting 5 more tetras and another GBR soon. Here are my choices:
1) Treat the ich with heat until 2 weeks after the spots disappear from all fish affected, lower the temp back to ~78F, then buy the new fish.
2) By the fish now and add them to the "ich contaminated" tank, and lower the heat 2 weeks after the ich disappears from all fish.
Ethically it seems that choice 1 is the most humane choice. Choice 2 seems appealing though, because I may just reintroduce more ich into the tank 2 weeks down the road when I add more new fish to the tank, and go through the "heat treatment" all over again. I don't have a QT tank, so that's not an option. Let me know which choice you like and why, or add your own suggestion.
2 Blue rams, 1 oto, 5 cardinal tetra.
anubias nana, java moss, dwarf sags, rotala rotundifolia, tropic sunset, crypt. wendtii bronze.