Marine Ich - Myths and Facts

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    Thanks for posting this Dallas. It should be compulsory reading for everyone, especially LFS employees! I still don't know how to treat the disease without having to catch the infected fish out of the DT though.
     
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    What is this guys background? We shouldn't take heed of everything on the net.
     
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    True, true.... although a lot of what he says is common knowledge. It's just that with marine ich everone has his own definite cure that he passes on as gospel to the newbie and so missinformation continues. This guy has just taken all of the common misconceptions and dispelled them in a way that is easy to read, unlike some of the scientific articles out there. But I take your point.
     
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    Cryptocaryon will encyst at high temperatures not survive as the guy said.

    Copper will increase mucous production and can be lethal to dragonets as a result as they already have a thick mucous layer and this can suffocate them. The guy says that copper thins the mucous layer
     
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    here it is, i follow his threads

     
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    He says that Cryptocaryon will survive between 40F and 90F making raising the temperature stressfull to fish.

    "2. When water temperature drops, mucous coating is often reduced or lost in marine fishes, that is why sometimes MI becomes visible on the body of the fish after a sudden drop in temperature. This meant, however, that the disease was present and living in the aquarium, infecting fish without the aquarist having been aware of it."

    He doesn't say that copper reduces the mucous layer.

     
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    I know what he says in the article and that's why I'm saying that we shouldn't believe everything that is written by people

    Copper will increase mucous production suffocating fish like dragonets who naturally have a thick mucous layer and cryptocaryon not amyloodinium will encyst due to stress at high temperatures. This is from a book on marine diseases by Bob Goemans and Lance Ichinotsubo
     
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