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Icky Questions!!!

Posted By: Joe Loach <jloach@onlinetoday.com>
Date: Friday, 11 June 1999, at 10:42 p.m.

I've been wondering about some things about ich. Perhaps it could open up some discussion about the topic (again!) :-)

Is there more than one species of freshwater ich?

Can an ich cyst stay on a fish longer if it wishes to, or does it automatically drop off a fish at a time solely determined by water temperature? Can it also be "coaxed" off of a fish?

With some "scaleless" fish, can the place where the cyst used to be become temporarily "scarred" and somewhat look like the cyst is still in place?

What are your opinions?

Joe Loach

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