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    Default New fish quarantine medication question

    Hi,
    I have been quarantining a bunch of tetras to put in my discus tank for the last 5 weeks now. The tetras developed ick shortly after purchased which I treated by raising the temperature and adding copper. I kept the copper in for a month like suggested and was wondering what's the next best corse of action in the quarantine process?

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    Default Re: New fish quarantine medication question

    I'd do a solid week of water changes and observation. Do you see any other notable issues ?

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    Default Re: New fish quarantine medication question

    No other issues they look very healthy, but wasn’t sure if I should treat with other medicines for deworming or other potential problems?

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    Default Re: New fish quarantine medication question

    I think the next step would be to take a "volunteer" discus from your discus tank and put it in with the tetras, a discus you're least likely to miss should it succumb to illness.

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    Default Re: New fish quarantine medication question

    +1 .
    Breeding , interest and goals Wilds Heckels and Cuipeuas and a few Domestics pairs with occasional fry as well as Angels fancy Plecos , corys and shrimps.

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    Default Re: New fish quarantine medication question

    What happened Russ ?
    Have you already mixed the two groups together ?
    I've read articles about fish that overcome Ich can become resistant themselves but still be carriers of the parasite for other fish , so I thought I ask if you have experienced any troubles along the way.

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