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ourcoralreef 02-19-2017 11:49 PM

Ich season
 
So i was reading a book on breeding fish and it mentioned that as the weather got warmer may, june, july, august the hatchery would anticipate ich and other parasites breaking out
Based on this info i would recommend people taking extra caution starting now
What do you guys think
And what kind of preventatives do you have

Qt
Uv
Cleaner fish or invertebrates
Chemical or natural remedies
Etc etc

marrone 02-20-2017 12:33 AM

Regardless the time of year you should always take precautions and QT and all fish before you place them into you main tank. Since the majority of fish we keep come from warm waters, which are usually warm all year round, and the fish do carry parasites as it is, I'm not sure any participle month really matters.

B.BASH 02-20-2017 12:38 AM

How does your tank know what season it is?

marrone 02-20-2017 12:42 AM

I'm guessing he means out in the wild.

ourcoralreef 02-20-2017 02:27 AM

Yes in the wild and in turn if you buy fish in those months if not quarantined properly can infect your tank etc

And our tanks get warmer during the summer months even with a chiller ac etc

I agree qt is a must all year round, most people don't because of space or because there excited to have the fish in the display or because some fish are very hard to qt

Andyv2004 02-20-2017 08:23 AM

Ich is a parasite! If present it will host any fish and continue it's life cycle! QT is the best option and only option to keep Ich out of your main display.

Reef Trends 02-20-2017 09:29 AM

You have to remember is opposite season where the fish come from but then again I dont think the ocean temps change much.

ourcoralreef 01-08-2019 10:10 AM

So im really thinking my theory is on point i started this thread last year around the same time as there were allot of breakouts and now im seeing many ich breakouts as well yes individuals get it randomly but to have so many have it at the same time is very curious

Seems like there is a season

marrone 01-08-2019 10:47 AM

I think it happens all the time, you just may not notice it as much. The thing is fish are collected from different areas through out the year, plus certain fish are very seasonal too. Both of those things could have an impact on what parasites and diseases are coming in. Also there are different strains of the same diseases/parasites from place to place, some of which are easy to kill while others are much harder and lead to larger broke outs.

dakotakid846 01-08-2019 04:33 PM

Yeah I would think they mean fish in hatcheries for introduction into the wild...like trout, bass, salmon etc. I'm no expert but I doubt aquarium fish are reproduced in tanks exposed to the elements.

From time to time you hear of issues the hatcheries have with different diseases that impact the amount of fish introduced into the rivers, streams and lakes each year.


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