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How do you know if a plant carries parasites?

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I bought anubias this morning and drop it straight to my fish tank. Now I am freaking out cos one of my goldfish is covered in whitish web. I will be rushing to the pet store first thing tomorrow morning to get an ich treatment. My question is how do you quarantine a plant? And how do you know if it carries parasites? And what do you do with the plant of it does carry parrasites? I purchased the anubias for $20. It's 3.45am and I can't sleep now, glad that I found this site. I hope someone can shed a light. Thanks.

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Here is a great article on how to disinfect plants





As for knowing if they are contaminated.... you cant.. you should always clean the plants.. I didnt and now my guppy tank has pond snails :thud:


As for you fish hun... Fill this forum out for us and we Will try and help you :)


Please copy & paste fill the following form and fill it out to the best of your ability when requesting help for Goldfish Problems:

  • Test Results for the Following:
    • * Ammonia Level(Tank)
    • * Nitrite Level(Tank)
    • * Nitrate level(Tank)
    • * Ammonia Level(Tap)
    • * Nitrite Level(Tap)
    • * Nitrate level(Tap)
    • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
    • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
    • Other Required Info:
      • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?
      • * Water temperature?
      • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?
      • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?
      • * How often do you change the water and how much?
  • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?
  • * How many fish in the tank and their size?
  • * What kind of water additives or conditioners?
  • * What do you feed your fish and how often?
  • * Any new fish added to the tank?
  • * Any medications added to the tank?
  • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.
  • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?
  • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?
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