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Old 10-15-2013, 08:10 PM   #11 
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You may have read this already, but just in case.... here's a good article:

Freshwater Velvet Disease: http://www.fishchannel.com/media/fis...sease.aspx.pdf
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:49 PM   #12 
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Thanks for the article LittleBlueFishlets. I often think this is where I have issues:

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farmed fish can also be infected on their gills, meaning that other symptoms are absent
I often wonder if my fish that have been affected in the past, develop an immunity to the parasite, or only harbour the parasite in their gills rather than as a full-blown infection. However, when fry are in the tank, they are much more sensitive and so become infected.

It's so frustrating to deal with. I had three fish arrive recently from the wholesaler with ich, and a few of weeks of heat and treatment and they are back to full health. Ich seems to definitely be a lot easier to cope with.
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Thanks for the article LittleBlueFishlets. I often think this is where I have issues:



I often wonder if my fish that have been affected in the past, develop an immunity to the parasite, or only harbour the parasite in their gills rather than as a full-blown infection. However, when fry are in the tank, they are much more sensitive and so become infected.

It's so frustrating to deal with. I had three fish arrive recently from the wholesaler with ich, and a few of weeks of heat and treatment and they are back to full health. Ich seems to definitely be a lot easier to cope with.

Many fish harbor the parasite and never have a full-blown infection. It would be scary to think that one fish could destroy every tank that we own.
Quarantine everything, Livestock, Plants.

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