Discussion in 'Diseases' started by Jason04r, Feb 20, 2012.
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Just as I suspected.
Good luck, your doing well on advice, etc.
Fully cured . Check them this morning and i have no signs of ich on either of my tangs or other fishes.
keep them fat, healthy and stress free and it wont come back.
May I ask why you raised the temperature?
back then i read it sped up the parasites cycle.
Yes, that's correct, but why would one want to do that in a non-treated tank? it's speeds up their reproductive cycle.... the baby making cycle. Why would you want more offspring in your tank? You'll quickly have the population of China in there.
+1^ I agree with this, unless there is a treatment being used, speeding up the life cycle does nothing but increase their numbers faster.
Congrats on the recovery! But, you're not fully cured! Ich is always gonna be lurking in there ready to come back! IMO, keep your stress down/stocking low and peaceful, feed a variety of foods and supplement with selcon and garlic a few times a week, and hopefully it won't come back!
read this by vinny, good stuff in addition to coraillines post!
Good luck, and congrats!
my idea behind this was to get the ick off my fish and it did, once off they fed normally (though mine always kept their appetite) and their natural immune system stopped the "babies" from attacking it ever again. once a fish (like us and certain diseases) fights ich off it is more resiliant to it in future......as far as i know....
This is how the cycle of Ich works. They leave the fish to go on to the next stage of their life cycle, which is to encyst on a surface below (substrate, rock, whatever). Here a single encystment can contain a 1000 babies that are again going to be looking for your fish in a few days to a few weeks.
If a fish survives a sublethal infestation, they can develop an immunity that is said to last about 6 months to a year.
Sometimes it never comes back in big numbers because the fish is less stressed by the time the encystment stage is through.
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