New Fish and Drip Acclimation

After much debate, I finally decided to get some Reticulated Hillstream Loaches. I was a little hesitant since I have read they don’t ship well; Hillstream Loaches require highly oxygenated water. When I went to pick up my six new fish from the fish store, the lady informed me that two of them weren’t looking too good, so she only charged me for four. Those two didn’t make it the 45-minute drive home.

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Freshwater Ich Treatment

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What one of the most common diseases aquarium fish can get is Ichthyophthirius Multifiliis or Ich for short. The most difficult part of treating Ich is the fact that you have to treat the entire tank. Taking out and quarantining a couple fish that you see with white spots isn’t going to fix your problem.

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