Still have ICH?

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    I had a decent tank with 3 chromis, a dottyback, two clowns and a lawnmower gobby that I had bought all at the same fish store. Well, the wife fell in love with a coral beauty angel that we had seen at another fish store and we bought it along with a sand sifter. Well to make a long story short, the angelfish had ICH and it has managed to kill off every fish in my tank but 1 Chromis. I was told to switch the food to frozen shrimp soaked in garlic, zoe and ich attack and to remove the filter and start ICH treatment. It has been 3 weeks since the last fish has died and the owner of the fish store I go to (never going anywhere else EVER) said I should try some more Chromis to see how they do. I havent done a water change in a month because I also heard i wasn't supposed to. I plan a water change this weekend because I just put the filer back in. I'm just scared to put more fish in to my tank. What should I do? Plus I haven't been into saltwater aquariums for long and I don't have the money for a quarantine tank. Any advice?
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Read that link civic posted. Prettu much, your tank will always have ich unless you leave it fallow/fishless for a few months. but if yoy keep your parameters healthy, your fish can easily fight it off.

    Side note, your tank is overcrowded, if your signature is accurate. in a 29 g tank, you are limited to 3 or 4 fish max. That probably contributed to their stress, and making them less likely to fight off ich. And if your tank is only 3-4 months old, you stocked it way too fast. you need to wait 2-3 months in between adding 1 or 2 fish. As hard as it is to do, slow down :)
     
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    +1 wonton
     
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    The lady at LFS said the same thing about getting too much too soon but I had to laugh because she was the one that sold most of it to me! Thanks for the advice and your right, it is hard!
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Typical ;) LFS's, no matter how good/friendly, are businesses. It's about money. The more fish they push on you that you kill off, the more you come back to spend. I love my LFS's, but doesn't mean they won't try to sell me stuff I don't need :mrgreen:
     
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