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post #1 of 6 Old 03-18-2010, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Question concerning ich.

Ich... intrigues me... it just makes no sense to me no matter how much I read/experience it.

Anyways, here's my question/dilemma... A couple of my baby fish, for over a month or two, have, on rare occassions, had a couple ich spots. \

So, a month ago a few of my baby fish had one or two spots on them (usually just one) and they would go away and not come back for a long time (usually didn't come back to that particular fish). This lasted weeks and I never had an outbreak. And finally I just didn't see it again. Didn't treat it.

Now, about a month after this, I notice one (and maybe two) has one ich spot on it...

I don't understand why it just appears to be gone (I think ich can be present but not visible?) but then it comes back, and never causes an outbreak?

I hate having to constantly worry that it's going to end up as an outbreak.

Haven't added any new fish for a long time...

Can someone help me understand ich better? X.x

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-18-2010, 01:33 PM
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I've always liked this article:

http://www.skepticalaquarist.com/docs/health/ich.shtml

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post #3 of 6 Old 03-18-2010, 02:09 PM
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Great article

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post #4 of 6 Old 03-18-2010, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Getting ready to go to the fish store so I'll read that when I get back. Seems quite long. Thanks for that article though. (:

"He situates himself in relation to time. He takes his place in it. He admits that he stands at a certain point on a curve that he acknowledges having to travel to its end. He belongs to time, and by the horror that seizes him, he recognizes his worst enemy. Tomorrow, he was longing for tomorrow, whereas everything in him ought to reject it."
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Getting ready to go to the fish store so I'll read that when I get back. Seems quite long. Thanks for that article though. (:
Maybe just a bit long but very informative. Have fun at the fish store. :)

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post #6 of 6 Old 03-18-2010, 02:39 PM
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Extremely informative, Kymmie. Nice find. Enjoyed reading it.
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