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why does my tanks get ick so fast?

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Best81 created the topic: why does my tanks get ick so fast?

my 20gallon and my 10 have it.
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Big-Ken replied the topic: Re: why does my tanks get ick so fast?

Ich has to be introduced, did you add any fish recently to either tank?? ich can be spread easily using a net, dumping water from one to the other, moving decor from one to the other, ect
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sharyn replied the topic: Re: why does my tanks get ick so fast?

The big fella is right. Ich is a parasite which will live on your fish until they itch it off on ornaments etc and the various life stages from eggs live in your substrate, water, tank, filter and anything you use on both - like nets, syphons, hoses buckets etc. Until you kill the whole life cycle and stop introducing new fish, it will hang around.

What have you got in the tanks? They guys here know of a way to kill it with temperature and salt..but it is useful to know if they are tropical tanks and what sort of fish you have.
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