There is a problem with this method. Ich serves as a 'contaminant' and therefore can be introduced in the tank via unquarantined fish. Most people have a misconception that ich is part of the tank's ecosystem. Doing this method may remove the ich from the fish's body but they are not completely removed from your tank at all. Once your fish has ich in the main tank, you'll need to treat the whole tank, not isolate the afflicted fish. The same goes with external parasites like fish lice, fish leech and anchorworms. Treat the whole tank. The possibility that some of them exist in the main tank is already there because they fall to the bottom where they lay eggs and the larva will be released and search for new hosts.
for parasites try giving your fish a salt water bath. one time i thought my fish had ick are so thats what it looked like i raised my temp to 85-f and got a bucket put a heater in got it to 85 caught my fish put them in one at a time and i could watch the parasites come off . the fish didnt like it but it cured them right up 3-4 mins per fish put them back in to the tank and it was gone
I had posted this one in the other forum regarding ich and if it may benefit you, then I'm glad it helps.
Let the loach and snail assimilation begin!
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