Posts Tagged ‘ich’

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Ich Is In The Water

Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): There is no need to quarantine your fish because ich is in your tap water.

The rest of the story: Look out! Not only will tap water make you pregnant, it’s going to give your fish …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: What REALLY Kills Ich (Cryptocaryon irritants)

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: High temps kill ich. (Suggested in the context of cranking up a tank’s temp to kill the disease)

The rest of the story: To some extend, this advice is true. If you get your tank hot enough, …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues) Expect That Tang To Get Ich

Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): You can expect a tang to get ich (cryptocaryon irritans).

The rest of the story: Expecting a fish to get a disease is the equivalent of saying, “Nothing I can do, it is going …

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Replay of The Question and Answer Session With Mr. Saltwater Tank on 5/19/2014

Clams were on the menu this week for the Midday Monday Q&A.

Links in this show:

  • Virtual Tank Build Program
  • Chicago Talk
  • Quarantine Guide

 

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): Bare Bottom = No Ich?

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: If you don’t use sand in your saltwater tank, your fish will never get ich.

The rest of the story: There’s a bit of grey area on this one. Part of ich’s life cycle takes place off …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): Your Fish Is Glancing? That Means It Has Ich

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: When a fish glances (scratches itself against rock/gravel), that means it has ich.

The rest of the story: I hear this one a lot so let’s break it down:

1) A fish that glances could have a …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): Bare Bottom Is The Answer To Your Ich Problems

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: If you don’t use sand in your saltwater tank, your fish will never get ich.

The rest of the story: There’s a bit of grey area on this one. Part of ich’s life cycle takes place off …

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday Am Quick Tip #100: Don’t Believe The Rumors

Cleaner shrimp make a flashy and useful addition to any saltwater tank. With their long antennae and their eye-catching colors, you (or your kids) will fall in love with them. While cleaner shrimp are great eye-candy, there is only one …

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Get the Facts on Curing and Preventing Marine Fish Diseases

After my marine velvet outbreak where I lost 12 fish in 3 days, I set out to take the confusion out of treating and preventing fish diseases in saltwater tanks. I did it by reading the scientific papers to give …

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