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Old 11-19-2019, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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Ich killed tank - shrimp and snails left

I'm new to this forum, my tank got devastated by a fish with Ich from an awful pet store in a new town I just moved to. My tank managed to tolerate the 3 hour move okay, I had 2 Fancy goldfish, one black Moor/black telescope one gold telescope eye, a Cory catfish, a frog (I don't remember what kind but fully aquatic) and a pleco. The frog I'd had for just a couple months, the pleco for at least 6 and both goldfish had made it over a year, for as long as I've had this tank, so the black moor was so gorgeous by now.
A couple things had died off before our move but I didn't want to buy anything before moving them 3 hours, so now I was ready to add some stuff back to the tank. The closest pet store is a PetSmart 20 minutes away and something I bought there gave us the ich. We just bought one new goldfish, 3 ghost shrimp, and 2 snails, and one special pleco, I don't remind what he was now but it was something out of the ordinary.
I'm down to just my snails and my cory catfish that looks almost dead, and I only ever see one ghost shrimp at a time.
I know the snails can get ich on their shells, but it's like any fixture in the tank, not like they can be hosts. Can the ghost shrimp get it to attach to them like the snails or is it not a concern for them?
Once my cory catfish dies can we just give it several days and start over again? Or will the shrimp be a problem? Do we need to add more ich treatment?
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Old 11-22-2019, 09:56 AM
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Hard to say if it would affect them the same way. Finished treatment for the recommended time and I'd suggest setting up a quarantine tank if you can only get from that store. Our fish (and us too!) are exposed to disease all the time, it's when we become stressed that the disease can take hold in our bodies. Moving and then adding new was wasn't a great idea. The balance of the tank probably was disturbed and the water chemistry at the new place is probably different. Wait a month, doing your normal maintenance before restocking. You could have new fish in a bare tank under observation during that time. I'm lucky to be able to buy from local breeders and have them do a quarantine for me. Sorry to hear this happened!
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