Kirsten Posted March 4, 2021 Share Posted March 4, 2021 My first ich outbreak! Feels like a rite of passage. I think I've actually had it in low, underlying levels for months from my very first platies that just got out of ich quarantine at the pet store. Thought they were all set and didn't want to give them further stress from quarantine. I must have thought wrong! Just seeing 1 or 2 spots on only maybe 1/4 of the fish in their tank, but that's enough evidence for me. Of course, since I thought they were clean, I've been swapping plants around tanks, using the same tools and hoses for water changes, all the naughty stuff. So I think I'm seeing ich in more than one aquarium. The main outbreak is in my 36g livebearer tank that's overstocked with babies and juveniles right now, too many to fit comfortably in a 10g, so I'm treating the whole tank, lowering the water level to about 30g to make the daily water changes and dosing a little easier. But for my other tanks, I'm definitely planning on moving the fish to a QT, treating them there, and hoping the ich dies out in the tank. Question is, should I do all tanks at once or just do one tank at a time? With preventive single shot doses to the tanks without symptoms but are still possibly contaminated? Do I risk reinfecting my main tank if I spread them out? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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