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Hi, All
I gave my 8 chili rasboras a disease by putting 4 unquarantined juvenile endlers into their tank. (I thought the endlers had been pre-quarantined)

The endlers died rapidly and then my rasboras became sick. I treated them and now half have survived. They have good colour and can eat again and they are swimming normally.

If all of them had died, I would have taken down the tank, discarded the plants and substrate, sterilized everything else, and started from scratch.

But 4 have survived and it's clear that they need a few more microrasboras in the tank in order to feel safe.

Do you think that the tank is now safe for other fish, as the rasboras have recovered? Would it be irresponsible to put new chili rasboras into a tank that has had sick fish in it? Or is it more irresponsible to leave the recovered chili rasboras in such a small group?

Should I take the recently recovered fish out of their tank and keep them in a bucket while I sterilize it, or would that be too stressful?

What do the rest of you do after you've had sick fish recover? I've never had an outbreak of any illness before in my tanks; I had a sick rescue cory but I put her directly into a hospital tank.
what was the disease?
 

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can't comment on the disease itself, but I would say that you are confident about the source of the disease, confident that the disease is cured and you treated your entire tank and thus anything in it so it should be fine ...
 
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