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Old 11-19-2003, 12:03 AM   #11
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You can read a five part series of articles on ich at www.advancedaquarist.com. Part one is in the November issue.
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Old 11-19-2003, 12:06 AM   #12
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wow steve that was one heck of an article. i feel like imo in college again. it was definitely enlightening.
ive placed apx 400g of carbon in tank to try and remove the organi-cure.
i will set up tank tomorrow to work on hypo salinity. will keep posted. i hope i havent killed my shrimp the fish are not heavily infected. in fact you can hardly see the ick in normal light. but the actinic light seems to flores the ick?
hopefully they will survive while i get everything ready
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Old 11-21-2003, 10:23 AM   #13
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all inverts seem fine. am going to run another 400g of carbon to be safe. have 40gal breeder set up for hyposalinity( check out bargains in a coulple days and find out what i payed for this tank as well as other stuff!!!!!) now i need to catch the little buggers and move them. will keep posted.
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Old 11-21-2003, 05:47 PM   #14
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Excellent, and a great size for a qt/hospital tank!!
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Old 11-22-2003, 11:34 PM   #15
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Hey, i have been watching fish whilst getting set up for hyposalinity and have noticed over the past few days that the spots on my tang have disappeared????
only a few and very small on my damsel?????
what do you think? go with hyposalinity anyways or hope that fish may build up immunity and ick cysts die???

im contemplating on just keeping an eye on things to see if there is any progression rather stress fish with move.

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Old 11-23-2003, 02:41 AM   #16
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The disappearance of the trophont on the fish will unfortunately lead some to believe the fish is "getting past" the problem but unfortunately that is not the case. Once the parasite leaves the fish it forms the tomont cyst were it multiplies and then is released into the water column in much greater number. Up to several hundred theronts are released per cyst.

The stress of moving the fish is unfortunate but once the new theronts are released to find a new fish host, there will be much more than the few it had to start with...

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Old 11-23-2003, 10:51 PM   #17
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cant catch fish!!!!!

will start new post in general
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Old 12-09-2003, 05:40 PM   #18
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havent moved fish yet. in addition fish have shown no signs of white spots since last posting. i understand that the theronts are released after a 6-8 day period. here we are at almost three weeks and no recurrence.

could i have misdiagnosed??
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If you haven't seen any spots on the fish in three weeks and you didn't treat them then there are a couple of possibilities. Yes, you may have misdiagnosed the problem. However, you may have a correct diagnosis but the fish have developed some level of acquired immunity. Fish that have been exposed to ich and survive can develop some acquired immunity. This immunity is usually only partial and of a limited duration. With partial immunity the fish may not exhibit any obvious white spots when still having a light infection. If that is the case the disease can come back. If the fish do have a subclinical infection then stress can turn it into a full-blown infection. Introducing a new (naive) fish that does not share acquired immunity into such a tank can easily lead to an outbreak.
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Old 12-10-2003, 01:44 AM   #20
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i will have to keep an i on them. also no new fish for a while
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