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    Adrastos not getting a free ride

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    Well.. it didn't take long to notice a thread hijacking issue here.. so.. I made this thread. If at all possible every other post should be about something completely opposite of the post before it...
     
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    I'm wondering what the new NFL season will have in store? Post your comments here.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Biff this is not the appropriate thread to post your question about breakfast foods. Please start a new thread or use one of your own.

    I hope you understand. :mrgreen:
    :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:
     
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    Adrastos not getting a free ride

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    Sorry a little off topic but is my Yellow Tang okay in my Nano? I'm still a bit new here.
     
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    PRC Stop Quoting Me!

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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Incomplete thought.
     
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    So, Bret Harts wife is sueing the WWE for exploiting the image of her late husband...
     
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    thats what she said
     
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    Ich (Ichthyophthirius multifilis)
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    Disease Type:

    Parasitic

    Organism: Ichthyophthirius multifilis

    Names: Ich, White Spot
    Description:

    The name translates to "fish louse with many children", a title that fits well, as each parasite may produce over a thousand offspring. Although the disease is the equivalent of a skin infection, it can easily be fatal to a fish stressed by poor diet or habitat.
    Symptoms:

    Small white spots resembling sand
    Fish scratch against rocks and gravel
    In advanced stages fish become lethargic
    Redness or bloody streaks in advanced stages
    Infected fish are covered to various degrees with small white spots. Severe infestations are easy to spot, but small occurrences often go unnoticed. However, ich won't remain unnoticed for long. Like a bad penny, it will be back with a vengeance.

    The adult parasite burrows into the skin of its victim, feeding on blood and dead epithelial cells. The irritation caused by the burrowing parasite causes the skin of the fish to swell and produce white cysts seen as a small spots.

    The fish feels as if it's been bitten by a mosquito. It's not unusual to see infected fish scratching against rocks and gravel in an effort to get relief.

    After several days of feasting, the engorged parasite develops into a trophozoite, burrows out of the fish and sinks bottom of the tank. Secreting a soft jellylike substance, it forms a protective membrane inside of which it divides into hundreds of baby parasites, known as tomites. The hungry tomites soon leave their home in search of a fresh fish to dine upon.

    It is during the free-swimming stage, which lasts a mere three days, that the parasite is vulnerable to medication. Once it has burrowed into a new host fish it is safely protected from chemicals in the water.
    Treatment:

    Raise water temperature
    Medicate for 10-14 days
    Reduce medication when treating scaleless fish
    Discontinue carbon filtration during treatment
    Perform water changes between treatments
    The entire cycle takes about two weeks from start to finish. Higher temps will shorten the cycle, while low temps lengthen it. Therefore, raising the water temp shortens the time it takes for the parasite to reach the stage in which it is susceptible to medication.
    Treatments must be given for a long enough period to assure that all parasites are gone. Watch carefully for other infections, as secondary infections often occur where the skin has been damaged by the parasite.

    Although nothing kills the parasite once it has checked into it's fish "hotel", several chemicals kill ich once it has left the fish. Malachite green, methylene blue, quinine hydrochloride, and mepracrine hydrochloride are all effective, and are available under several brand names.

    Dose based on the package instructions, however cut dosages in half when treating scaleless catfish and tetras. Regardless of the medication used, treatment should be given continuously for 10-14 days to ensure all parasites are killed. Between treatments a partial water change is recommended. Keep water temperatures higher than usual to speed up the life cycle of the parasite. Discontinue carbon filtration during treatment, as it will remove the chemicals.
    Prevention:

    Quarantine new fish for two weeks
    Treat plants before adding to tank
    Maintain high water quality
    Provide fish with a nutritionally balanced diet
    The best way to avoid ich is to quarantine all new fish in a separate tank for two weeks before moving them to the regular tank. When quarantine is not possible, a prophylactic treatment may be used. Either methylene blue or malachite green given when new fish are introduced and again four days later will help reduce incidence of infection. New plants should also be treated, as they can carry ich cysts.

    Maintaining high water quality, avoiding temperature fluctuations,and providing a robust diet is the best preventative for ich and other diseases.
     
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    Any one watch Fox news?
     
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    Cant we all just get along?
     
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    Obama sucks big donkey di@ks. :shock:




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