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Old 02-07-2009, 07:42 PM   #1
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what is water flucuation?

what do you consider water fluctuation that causes ich?
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Old 02-07-2009, 07:45 PM   #2
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Can you please explain a little further, not understanding what you are trying to ask? Ich, Cryptocaryon, is a parasite that requires a host.
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Old 02-07-2009, 07:46 PM   #3
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okay. i want to know what causes ich a temp change of how many degrees
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Old 02-07-2009, 07:50 PM   #4
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As I said, ich is a parasite and required a host to survive. Water temperatures and velocity do not cause ich, but increased temperatures can cause an increase in their production cycles.
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what are the causes of getting ich?
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Old 02-07-2009, 08:01 PM   #6
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Do you have ich or just worried about your fish? The cause is a parasite, nothing more. Sometimes the immune system in fish can be hampered making them more susceptible to various diseases and parasites, but all parasites come from an infected source (usually another fish sharing the same water supply).
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i had ich but i dont want to get it again
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Search the forums for how to Quarantine your animals, this is your best bet in fighting any disease. Hyposalinity is your best bet in fighting ich other than specific chemicals.
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It has to be introduced somehow, like on a fish or I believe if there is rock in a tank that has ich, the ich can be transfered to another tank through the rock.
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IMO Ick is like a cold, it's always present. It comes on with excessive stress or a compromised immune system. Feeding garlic will help boost the immune system.
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