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Ick, courtesy of the "other" lfs....

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So I got 2 catfish and 2 clown plecos from an lfs from which I have never purchased anything before. I was unsure if I should buy fish from there since the fish in the tank were questionable. However, I ended up buying them anyway (why?).

Today (a week later) I noticed the carcass of one of the plecos - who must have been dead for a few days at least. I also noticed that the two catfish are covered with ick. I started a hopsital tank and moved the catfish to it and am treating it with QuickCure. I plan on taking the catfish back asap.

The question is, I still have 4 danios and 4 amano shrimp in the main tank. QuickCure will kill the shrimp, right? The danios don't show signs of ick yet - what should I do with them? The main tank has at least a few ick-sacks on the glass and on the plants.

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I have eheim heaters with marked temp so I turned them up to ~84 for now.
according to this post:

they do have sacks....which is correct?
The sacs are clear gel with white dots throughout, I did not pu tany of the LFS's water in the tank.

The 2 catfish (pictus cats) died - I had them in the hospital tank and had treated them with the QuickCure for two days but now they are dead. So out of the 4 fish I got from this LFS, only one is left. The danios and the one pleco that is left are showing spots now. I have been changing the water for a couple days now and the temperature is up around 84 degrees. I have not (and don't plan on) medicated the tank. I did add a bunch of salt (1 tbsp/5 gal.). I really hope the danios and the pleco make it!
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