Warning : New Marine Ich! Wipes Fish Out in 24 - 48 Hours

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    Thanks for the warning, but unless I'm mistaken, it looks like an article from 6 years ago?
     
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    Well lately I know off a lot off reefers with total tank wipe outs. Where we tried all meds but nothing helped. In the one case were we did hypo salinity, It looked like it worked, the parasites was literally falling off with the visible eye but the fish started to bleed to death through there gills.

    Copper did not work also fish died withing 24 hours... did not see the article is that old:blush:
     
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    @viper357 please delete thread if the info is old and useless :blush:
     
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    thanks for sharing... I read somewhere that it wiped out over 3000 fish in less than 48 hours in some public aquarium in the states. also Quintin experienced something similar last week and lost all his fish in 48 hours.. treating with formalin made things worse as the itch fell of but the fish bleed to death from the wounds left.
     
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    Jip, allot of fish lost their lives in 2007 due to this!
     
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    sorry it was the hypo salinity not formalin that made the fish to bleed to death.
     
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    still good info - tks
     
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    Looks like its hitting the aquariums yet again I know off 4 reefers that went through hell the last few days and lost everything with similar findings like this cases...
     
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    That is very sad! QT is just something we should all do!
     
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    Ich or brooklynella
     
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    there is simply no way that whitespot can wipe out a tank within 24 hours from introducing a sick fish.

    No way.

    It have to complete one life cycle to be able to infect all the fish in your system. Meaning a sick fish had to drop the matured WS and that formed cyst that eventually hatched. Also the cycle on the fish is 3 to 7 days. Then the cyst part is another 3 to 28 days, depending on WS strain and water temperature. So even on the fastest "setting", it is 6 days.

    also, WS when they hatch, is 25 to 60 Micron meters. That is bloody small. when they are mature they are up to 250 micron, that is a quarter of a millimeter. Now you can see that. But take note, that is the end of the parasitic stage. The very end, Tomorrow or day thereafter they will anyway drop of and the fish will be healthy.

    also, the WS sits on the gills and mostly under the scales of the fish. Dipping the fish in any chemical concoction that is able to reach the WS, have to be able to penetrate the protective slime layer of the fish. Strip it away to get to the parasites. Leaving the fish open for secondary bacterial infections. That is even worst than the WS outbreak in itself.
     
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    Thanks buddy sharing this info, :peroni: yes i also heard of a few that lost all live stock. This problem will always be there and sharing this also a reminder, and for the new members to know how important it is. Most just drip there fish and in they go. This is not a old problem and would stay away, will always be there. Thanks for the reminder Express Reef.
     
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