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Originally Posted by Teishokue View Post
I did read your question, and I was attempting to help. What you originally posted didn't fit with what I saw in the video, so I asked questions. The only question I have not completely answered thus far is whether fish lice can attach to any type of fish, and the answer is yes. Without medications the only way to be rid of them is to starve them of a host long enough for all eggs to hatch and for the young lice to starve before they can reproduce. Once they are large enough to be visible they can be carefully plucked off the fish, but it can be difficult to do this in small or sensitive fish. The smaller the fish the faster the lice kill it, and the most common cause of death from lice is secondary infection in the locations where the lice have fed on the host fish.
anywho, I will post a picture of the isopod when i have time probably this weekend. I am aware that most isopods are scavengers and if they are required to attach to a fish then they will (opportunistic). I was just wondering because of the brackish water fish i have acclimated into the reef salinity.
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