Recently our large planted tank had an algae problem and despite having two SAEs in there it was getting a little out of hand.
I mentioned to my girlfriend that we should pick up a couple of bristlenoses. She wanted to go to the local fish shop but I thought it a little dodgy and said she should go to the one near her work which is much cleaner and nicer.
Unfortunately I forgot to mention that she should quarantine them first in our smaller empty tank where a lone fish is being quarantined currently.
Wehn i got home she had added the two bristlenoses into the planted tank. I didnt see this as being a major problem seeing that this fish shop was super clean and they had a pretty decent array of healthy looking fish.
The next day i noticed that one of teh bristles ahd ich. I treated straight away because my two favourite residents in the large tank were two 6 inch and beautifully healthy clown loaches! By that night however they were covered with ich and two days later they are now both dead, aloing with every tetra in the tanke - the fish that are left are all breathing heavily, fairly covered in ich and struggling through the treatment protocol.
i called the shop and despite acknowledging they had had an ich breakout, didnt want to know about my fish and certainly wouldnt talk about giving me a discount on replacements. Pretty annoyed really.
Its obvious that is where we got it from - and sure my partner should have quarantined - but this was the worst ICh ive ever encountered! Even the danios are covered in white spots after 5 days of treatment!