08-07-2007, 04:04 PM
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If you wish to try again make sure to only buy the healthiest of fish, no Petco stuff. You'll need fine specimens that can defend themselves if the Ich parasite is still in the water. A healthy fish can generally prevent a full blown attack with it's own immune system. Fish that have been compromised through stress, illness, weakness, old age, young, small, starved, etc.. can all succumb to Ich. Talk to your LFS (hopefully it is a quality place to begin with) and ask for healthy fish that have begun eating before you buy. They will be able to assist you better. Take a water sample to have them test the cleanliness of your setup as well. If there is any nitrIte, ammonia, or high nitrAte you could immediately weaken the fish and allow the Ich to begin anew.