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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 to agreewith the higher temps. Most on AA recommend keeping it at 86-88 for 3+weeks or until there has been absolutely no signs of Ich on the fish for a week.

I have never done this because I don't have a heater that is that adjustable, cheap heaters and didn't know before I bought them. One more reason to spend a little more on the heaters with the marked temperature controls so it is easier to treat Ich.
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