Snails and ick

  1. C

    Chuckles New Member Member

    I have ick on a few fish in my freshwater tank. My question is, should I remove my snails before I treat the tank. I know I should remove the carbon filters when treating.

  2. ricmcc

    ricmcc Well Known Member Member

    My understanding is that snails are not likely to be effected by ich treatment, unless it is of an old variety that contains copper.
    To be on the safe side, however, if you are maintaining a few display snails, such as Apple snails, why not QT them during treatment, as you suggest?
    Basically most anything would work, depending on the number of snails you have, even a canning jar floated in the tank in a manner that would prevent water transfer, so long as you manage their water as well.-rick
  3. OP

    Chuckles New Member Member

    Thanks, it's new treatment, but I think I will move them to be safe.

  4. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Yeah, it is certainly better to be safe than sorry!