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Old 08-21-2004, 02:45 PM   #11
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i was told by somebody that true fungal infections are really rare in SW. is that true or BS?
True! It does happen but you'll find that the greater portion are bacterial in nature.

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I dunno but steve-s is like the man at this stuff. Keep it up steve!
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Doesn't the fungal infection show up secondary, as a result of the bacterial infection?
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Doesn't the fungal infection show up secondary, as a result of the bacterial infection?
Fungal infections are usually the result of poor tank conditions and/or less than adequate nutrition. Secondary infections are typically always bacterial in nature and not fungal. It's actually quite difficult to diagnose a true fungal infection without the aid of a sample (scrapping) and a microscope. Even if the fish apppears to have what looks like a fugus, most times you are better of treating it as bacterial at the onset. Chances are much greater the fish will be better off.

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