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Old 06/17/2011, 10:17 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by mess7777 View Post
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure:
Regardless of specifics, this seems to be everyone's common thread: Treatment of a sick fish represently a failure unto itself - in almost all cases Ich can be avoided.

An incomplete list of possible failures:
  • adding a fish of dubious health to a tank
  • overstocked tank
  • too big of fish in too small a vessel
  • no QT procedure (who has space to QT a (e.g.) large tang?
  • incompatible fish (regardless of what the books say) being kept together

Obviously, this list could go on.

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