07-06-2012, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Mikey1973
My Mollies got a bad case of Ick, I just doubled up the dosage on Prime and Stress Coat and it went away pretty fast.
While they have recovered, they are still infected. Ich can exist as a low level infestation, where the fish does not show spots. Eliminating the stressors can allow the fish's immune system to get the upper hand back, but that it far from being cured. When you bring a fish home from the store and it get's ich, it already had the parasite. The stress lowers the fish's immune system, giving the parasites the upper hand - that's why a fish can look healthy in the store, yet come down with ich at home.