Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Hudson, Quebec, Canada
I think understanding a well written scientific paper is nearly impossible for anyone without a degree. doctorate or phd in the subject.
There are many things in life we have to live with and fish being sick is one of them, if science had a cure for everything (within reason), do you not think something would have been said about it? There are countless sites on the web about cancer saying it has been cured for years and hasnt been released to the public because of the drugs companies and the fact they could lose billions, losing billions over having health care costs explode over the roof for cancer treatment patients...weigh up the argument.
There have been some very valid points here and yes there is a disease going around that is becoming more widespread, no more than any other potential disease "we" have to deal with in this world we call home. MRSA, simple infection in its earliest form, became very widespread due to the overuse of antibiotics.
Point being, yes this disease is carried by most fish, will something trigger it, cannot be 100% sure, all we can do is care for our fish as best as we can.
Truth is, you happened to come on a situation that caused your fish to perish, sorry for this loss, chances though are yes increasing on others getting it as it is becoming more widespread...look at it another way though, we as humans removed the fish from their habitat for our personal enjoyment...should we have done that...no not really...
Enough of my rant...it will effect some more than others until a full blown outbreak occurs worldwide there is no cause for alarm in keeping our fish.
10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)
75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.
220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)