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Plz read some of my msgs on ich below (re: basher)

Posted By: Pandora
Date: Thursday, 6 February 2003, at 6:21 a.m.

I'm sorry, but I'm from another board and I came here when linked by a friend on the ich thread--

It is really bothering me how easily myths about ich are spread and perpetuated online. I did write some new msgs on the subject, since I did some research in this disease as an undergrad.

In particular, this thread had already scrolled down a lot, but I really really wanted to correct the very inaccurate conclusion basher came up with based on a totally irrelevant cancer article he found somewhere online. Ich is a PROTOZOAN, not a fungus. The confusion had to do with the word "dormant", which is used to describe a number of things colloquially and scientifically; just because it is used in two articles doesn't mean you can extrapolate a relationship between them. In my reply to peter at the bottom of his last thread ("Going to stick