Freshwater Ich Protozoa

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  1. LikesFish

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    @Nemos Janitor asked me to take a photo of marine ich. Unfortunately I have not yet managed to find a marine specimen, however I did find a freshwater fish (black neon tetra) that suffered from the parasite Ichthyophthirius multifiliis. Also called ich or white spot, this parasite is hard to eradicate once it takes hold of your aquarium.

    As I am no biologist I cannot say that this species identification is correct, however I am 99.9% confident these are the Ichthyophthirius sp. protozoa.

    Youtube video of these protozoa moving about, attached to the tail fin of the fish:



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    20x * 1.6 DIC

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    20x * 1.6 DIC. Seems like 4 distinct protozoa in one transparent membrane of sorts?

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    20x * 1.6 DIC, one large and two small protozoa's.

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    40x * 1.6 DIC.
     
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    amazing!
    it still looks like there are 1000's more in each membrane, would it be possible to get a video of one getting pierced by a hyperdermic needle to see the effect? sounds cruel, but i am sure it would show alot of the spores being released
     
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    Sorry no can do. I already discarded the fish.
     
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