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>Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 16:54:35 -0400
>From: "Alysoun McLaughlin" <alysoun.mclaughlin at ncsl_org>
>I thought ich was usually present in tap water? I was told, once upon a
>time, that it was more or less guaranteed to be present in tap water and
>thus could not be prevented, although only unhealthy fish were likely to
>Was I told wrong?
I think you mean 'tank' water. Not 'tap' water. Ich is virtually guaranteed
to be in your tank water (even if your tank was filled from the tap) because
most fish carry it (especially fish store fish). If fish are kept healthy
the won't be hurt by this but they are pretty much all carriers of it.