Join Date: May 2020
Location: Southeastern US
When to move fish out of quarantine after ich?
I want to move one fish out of QT to break up some bullying, but I am worried it's too soon. Help me weigh pros and cons!
Here's the set up: I ordered chili rasbora and endlers together and they came in 2.5 weeks ago. The endlers looked fine on arrival, but the chili rasbora were covered in ich. Both groups went directly into my quarantine tank (so glad I had it set up!) and I treated everybody with Ich-X and some salt with daily water changes. Two rasbora died pretty quickly, but everybody else seemed to pull through and it's been more than a week since I have seen any sign of ich, but I kept treating beyond the recommended length of time because I'm paranoid and I'm not sure there's any real downside.
The endlers never showed any sign of ich, but the three smaller ones pester the larger one constantly. I want to move the larger one into my community tank so he can enjoy some "alone" time away from the group and continue to monitor everybody else in QT for a while longer, but obviously I don't want ich in my main tank. What would you do?