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Grimmjow 10-24-2010 06:15 AM

Ick with no fish
 
How long does it last if theres no fish to be on?

I had a couple tetras and bought a few more neons and in a couple days all but one had died and my friend that works at the place goes oh ya we had an ick in a bunch of tanks then I check mine and the only survivor has it. Before I could get to the store the next day it was dead.

So now Ive got a tank with just a few ghost shrimp and a bunch of snails and I read that ghost shrimp arent affected by it and snails can be but arent great hosts. So am I right in assuming it will die off on its own with no fish hosts?

GreenPlanet 10-24-2010 06:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Grimmjow (Post 498696)
How long does it last if theres no fish to be on?

I had a couple tetras and bought a few more neons and in a couple days all but one had died and my friend that works at the place goes oh ya we had an ick in a bunch of tanks then I check mine and the only survivor has it. Before I could get to the store the next day it was dead.

So now Ive got a tank with just a few ghost shrimp and a bunch of snails and I read that ghost shrimp arent affected by it and snails can be but arent great hosts. So am I right in assuming it will die off on its own with no fish hosts?


I had it some days ago in my Tank too. 2 of my female pregnant swordtail died :( infected fish lived like 5-7 days then they died. Then they started spreading on other fish too. My Dwarf gourami and Mollies and plecos then I relocated all the fish then I changed 80% of my water and put new water with salt then I heated the water with my heater. Then when the water temp was normal then I put back all my fish. then I used normal heat for 3 days in my tank at the end goodbye ICK. One thing I learned that ICK Hates Hot Water.

aunt kymmie 10-24-2010 09:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Grimmjow (Post 498696)
How long does it last if theres no fish to be on?

72 hours. Interesting article, my favorite, on Ich:

The Skeptical Aquarist


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