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PostSubject: Hello Everyone!   4/15/2010, 7:36 am

I have been in the chat room several times now and have received advice from some of you. What are the opinions on how a tank gets Ich??? I have read in different places different things and would like some expert opinions..... Thanks!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello Everyone!   4/15/2010, 7:56 am

I am no expert, but stress is always an underlying problem with ich. From cold water to overcrowding to transport of weak fish it usually comes down to stress. But like I said I am no expert... fish
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PostSubject: Re: Hello Everyone!   4/15/2010, 9:45 am

Ammonia is the #1 cause.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello Everyone!   4/15/2010, 6:58 pm

Ich lies dormant in every fish, like the cold sore virus in humans. Stress brings the ich on, much like a cold sore. Normally, poor water quality is to blame ( i.e. high ammonia, nitrite, or nitrate levels). Being picked on can also bring it on, although it's not quite as common. So yes, poor water quality can bring it on, but ich is always present and dormant in a fish.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello Everyone!   4/16/2010, 12:04 am

To Snyders I would like to add that a cold snap will also bring it on swiftly.
Pretty much any thing that could decease their immune system can bring it out, that's why its the most common disease.
Find the stressor and fix it and that should prevent any reoccurance.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello Everyone!   4/20/2010, 10:08 pm

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