Understood and thank you Steve. I understand that you urge me to not be guided by belief but rather by fact.
However I also urge you to recognise that "facts" in this particular arena, as well as most any other arena for that matter, have been defined by the conclusions (i.e. feelings
based upong factors) of human beings that have been researching marine and FW
biology for a relatively very short time.
Therefore I would like to offer that our "bedrock" of recorded "facts" exists because of the following things:
1. Scientists that we do not know, that post items that make a lot of sense chemically, biologically, scientifically, based upon their several years of experience in the field.
2. People that have discovered things, researched them to the best of their ability, and posted these findings, which later get passed along.
3. and so on.
I look back in history at thousands and thousands of FACTS recorded by people that were prominent scientists, doctors, and the like, that have been proven wrong in our current time (the germ theory, the world is flat, yellow fever comes from damp mud vapors, etc)
So keeping an extremely open mind is important to me, especially Chronologically.
Why does the named C.irritans exist in nature? Why do fish in the ocean continue to exist with this parasite and many others present in great numbers? Obviously the great oceans are a smidgen different than an aquarium, yes.
Thank you for your time.