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Is disinfecting a tank after ich necessary?


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After losing my betta to ich, I’ve been trying to figure out how to prepare the tank for a new betta. I keep finding conflicting information about how to go about this. Some say ich will die within 2 weeks without a host, and others say you should bleach the tank and items in it. I’d like it if I didn’t have to completely restart/recycle the tank. Any insight? I’m also considering pretreating the next fish I get using aquarium co op’s recommended trio.

Edit: I noticed someone else asked a similar question but was treating with ich-x. In my case, I attempted to treat with aquarium salt and coppersafe so the tank has been running for about a week with those in it. 

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