03-19-2007, 05:04 PM
Join Date: Mar 2007
I was just nervous about ICH that may have settled on the leaves (In another post, I asked how to safely get rid of ICH with snails and shrimp in the tank) or anything else that may have a negative effect on my tank.
PS: sorry if I sound paranoid, I'm still learning =)
There's nothing paranoid about worrying about ich. You can my the healthiest fish from the store, and have a huge outbreak of ich in your tank that will kill your favorite fish. That isn't just "lightning may hit you" odds, it's "you'll be in a car accident sometime during your lifetime" odds.
Plus, you have to tailor the treatment to your tank. Salt...will kill some fish almost instantly. Heat...will kill some fish almost instantly. Tank meds...well, you get the picture. Figuring out an ich cure, because you didn't have a quarantine tank, can be absolutely awful.