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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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Ich do not have sacks. They maybe fungus, detritus, debris, or even planaria. The temp should be high enough. Just keep the water clean with frequent water changes. Reduce feedings so there isn't so much waste produced.
She may have new info, but all the info you find on the net do not state any kind of sacs. If they do, then I would assume it's not visible.

EDIT: Here's a good site containing ich information...
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