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No problems yet. 10 40.00%
I've battled disease before. :-( 13 52.00%
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Old 11-13-2004, 09:23 PM   #1
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Have your fish ever had a disease? Yes/no submit poll.

Have your fish or corals ever been sick. If so please respond with the type of disease. If they jumped please respond. I'm trying to get an accurate measure of what percent of aquarists have to deal with diseases, which is why I want aquarists who haven't dealt with disease to submit a survey.
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Old 11-13-2004, 09:28 PM   #2
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I have battled the icky ick in the past. Now I have wised up and discovered the benifit of a QT tank. That, and garlic, has helped a lot. I have not seen an ick spot on one of my fish for months. Granted, I have probablly had other diseases and parasites, I just did not know what they were.
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Old 11-13-2004, 09:30 PM   #3
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Knock on wood! I haven't had any problems yet
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Old 11-13-2004, 09:32 PM   #4
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The more recently acquired Danios came with Fin Rot, my Yellow Tang came with HLLE (and is just getting over a bacterial infection.. poor guy!), and I've been given Angels (freshwater) which had dropsy.

Admittedly, I did purchase some of the fish from Petco..

Fortunately, the diseases were pretty easily cured (minus the dropsy. I'm still kicking myself).

I'd say I've been pretty lucky - many of the fish came from less than ideal conditions (one, I'm ashamed to admit, came before I had a QT tank.. fortunately, I know better now and he didn't bring any disease with him).
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Old 11-13-2004, 09:38 PM   #5
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It kinda freaks me out that I haven't had to battle any diseases yet. Makes me feel like something is bound to happen. I hope not
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Old 11-13-2004, 09:51 PM   #6
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Not really. I had almost five years like that, then all of a sudden... Tis the luck of the draw.. of course not getting fish from Petco helps
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I was one of the ones that learned the hard way about qt.
Now i'm one of the preachers of it.
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Old 11-13-2004, 10:09 PM   #8
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Ich...Ich...nuff said. Tank is currently undergoing treatment.
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Old 11-14-2004, 01:25 AM   #9
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It kinda freaks me out that I haven't had to battle any diseases yet. Makes me feel like something is bound to happen. I hope not
Me too :|
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Old 11-14-2004, 01:53 AM   #10
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Ich, oh, how I hate that stuff! Quarantine those fish, baby! Also, don't buy fish sold from copper treated display tanks. It hurts their immune system if they have been in it long enough, they are probably being treated for ich because they have it, and because many stores don't check copper levels they under medicate and breed copper resistant ich. And quarantine. No skimping, at a bare minimum 4 weeks with zero symptoms before adding fish to the display. Buy a magnifying glass to check your fish out pre-sale and while in quarantine. I don't care if people look at me funny, I've avoided some bad stuff by looking very, very close.

I've had ich, black ich, marine velvet, dropsy, bacteria and fungus - mostly in quarantine. Injured fish - fin nipping, scale nipping, and injured anemones - caught in powerhead due to sponge failure, injured corals - buried by fish or pinched between rocks.
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