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Sarah
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Ich and quarantines
« on: June 08, 2009, 08:43:47 PM »

I bought two fantail goldfish recently (within the past couple days), and it appears that one of them has Ich.  I just found out about the disease today, and so my other, healthy goldfish has been swimming around with my Ich infested goldfish not only for the past few days, but also in the aquarium from where I bought the fish.

It says to quarantine the infested fish for 10-14 days of treatment, but since the other fish has had extended exposure to the other one, would it be wise to leave them together and treat them both at the same time, to ensure that any parasites won't infect my healthy fish?  Or must I absolutely separate them at all costs during treatment?

I'm using QuICK Cure by Aquarium Products, if that makes any difference.  I just wanted to get some input, because I'm pretty new to fish care and don't want to do anything to hurt my lovely fantails!
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Eiza
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Re: Ich and quarantines
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2009, 06:06:11 PM »

You can treat your newly purchased goldfish and your old ones in the same or different containers. Either way will work, but you should treat all goldfish that have come in contact with the new diseased ones , just in case they are infected as well. Ich is extremely contagious so you should continue the treatment for at least 10 days or longer to ensure all the parasites are killed.

Just remember to quarantine any new fish you buy in the future so you don't introduce unknown diseases to your aquarium.
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