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paytheplayer 08-25-2008 02:07 PM

Ick question.
I finally finished treating my tank for ick, and unfortunately lost a few during the way. I finished the treatment about 3 days ago. I had to take out my Rock Shrimp, and my Ghost shrimp, because I heard some of the chemicals are harmful to them.

How long should I wait until I can put them back? Could I do it now?
Also, how long should I wait before I add more fish to replace the ones I lost?

Pasfur 08-25-2008 06:10 PM

You should use a fresh bag of activated carbon for 24 hours to remove any medication. I would then do a 25% water change and wait 7 days to play it safe.

okiemavis 08-25-2008 06:38 PM

Did the medication you use have copper in it? Pasfur's right, but I'd get a copper test kit, as that stuff can linger in your tank for a long time afterwards. At least add some ghost/feeder shrimp as guinea pigs to see if they survive...

Pasfur 08-26-2008 06:14 AM

Great point!

Also, what type of aquarium substrate did you use? And do you have any sea shells in the aquarium? (not a joke... serious question.)

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