Is it ok to stock up? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 08-07-2007, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
New Member
Is it ok to stock up?

Its been over a month since my clown died of marine ich and the only fish in the tank my firefish has shown no signs of any problems. is it ok to assume that my tank is safe and i can add a fish or two now?

You cannot kill what you did not create
killjoy391 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 08-07-2007, 02:43 AM
Lupin's Avatar
Ich will still exist as long as a host is available where the ich has been introduced. It is safe to introduce a fish as long as the fish is in excellent health condition. Avoid any means of stressing the fish. Stress can only make the fish vulnerable to ich.

Sent from my desktop or phone or whatever else I am holding on to  2
I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
Lupin is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 08-07-2007, 04:04 PM
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.
caferacermike is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 08-09-2007, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
New Member
well i guess im gonna have to wait then because my nitrates arent at ideal conditions right now. they arent exactly at the stress level but still not where i would like it. thanx for the help guys

You cannot kill what you did not create
killjoy391 is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
To stock, or not to stock... La Reina Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 3 01-27-2010 08:22 PM
! Help me stock ! mkirby258 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 2 11-01-2008 08:58 AM
What to stock... Monsterpony Freshwater and Tropical Fish 7 09-15-2008 10:41 PM
Help me stock a 30g Hex! Charger1969 Freshwater and Tropical Fish 5 08-21-2008 08:01 PM
when can i re-stock? miagrrl Freshwater and Tropical Fish 3 09-25-2007 10:02 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome