RSS Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): Your Fish Is Glancing? That Means Its Sick.

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    Terrible Advice Tuesdays: When a fish glances (scratches itself against rock/gravel), that means it has ich.

    The rest of the story: I hear this one a lot so let’s break it down:

    1)*A fish that glances could have a disease, and it could not. Fish glance for several reasons including rubbing off dead scales/skin. Just because a fish is glancing that is not a 100% positive diagnosis for a disease as discussed in my No-Nonsense Quarantine guide.

    2) A fish that has marine velvet (Amyloodinium ocellatum) or Brooklynella is just as likely to glance as a fish with ich (Cryptocaryon irritans). Therefore, if you see a fish glancing, ich should be one of the diseases that you watch for, but don’t exclude other diseases as well.

    If you see a fish glancing in your tank, make note of it and keep a closer eye on the fish. However, don’t freak out and immediately assume it is sick and quarantine it unless you see a see a disease present.

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