Kirsten Posted January 22, 2021 Share Posted January 22, 2021 So I've recently quarantined a batch of new fish, quarantined a betta for fin rot (that water was clean, officer!), and now I think I saw a speck of ich on some livebearers in my big tank, so I'm prepping the qt tank yet again, with (clean!) tank water, a seasoned sponge filter, heater, a few hornwort cuttings and several baby snails that get everywhere. What I'm wondering, maybe not for Ich-X alone, but probably while giving the quarantine trio, how do you keep your bio-filter working despite the biological assault on all fronts? If you get new fish by mail that have been hungry & in the dark for at least 2 days (if they were fasted before shipping) or more, can you really go a whole week without feeding them? If you feed them, how does the waste get processed? The medications say not to change the water for several days. Should I just keep a QT tank cycled, relatively empty, and strong and ready to go for any illnesses that pop up? Fritz Complete detoxifies ammonia and such, but it warns against overdosing and many medications say not to use chemical agents. I'd love an in-depth look of how to keep a good short-term 10g tank healthy to give sick or new fish the best treatment. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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