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post #1 of 7 Old 12-14-2010, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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exactly what is ick?

my silver dollar has alot of white dots all over him. ive just noticed it tonight. i have a 10 gallon set up with no fishies in it. should i quarinteen him?
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post #2 of 7 Old 12-14-2010, 10:36 PM
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My favorite go-to article in regards to Ich:

The Skeptical Aquarist

As long as he is already by himself he is in effect in QT. You can treat him in the tank he is already in.

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post #3 of 7 Old 12-14-2010, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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no now he is in my community tank. should i put him in solitary confinement?
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post #4 of 7 Old 12-15-2010, 06:11 AM
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If you read the article (and you did read the article, right?? ) once one fish has Ich they have ALL been exposed and the entire tank must be treated.

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post #5 of 7 Old 12-15-2010, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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ok thanks!
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post #6 of 7 Old 12-16-2010, 12:55 PM
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Hope you don't have any shrimp in the tank...

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post #7 of 7 Old 12-16-2010, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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nope no shrimp yet. i do want some though....
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