Question: What is ICH disease?

Ich, also called white spot disease, parasitic disease that affects a variety of freshwater fish species and that is caused by the ciliated protozoan Ichthyophthirius multifiliis. Ich is one of the most common diseases encountered in tropical-fish aquariums.

How do fish get ICH disease?

Ich, or White Spot, Will Eventually Kill Fish Ich is caused by an external parasite that causes multiple white spots on your freshwater fishes skin and gills. This is a common parasitic infection of freshwater fish and is one of the few fish parasites that can be seen with the naked eye.

How do you kill ICH?

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How is ICH transmitted?

Life cycle of ICH Ichthyophthirius multifiliis is a pro- tozoan parasite that usually is transmitted into a pond by a car- rier fish, other animals, or man. It can be pumped into a pond from a river or stream used as a water source for the pond.

Can ICH be cured?

White spots may not always be visible on fish. SUPER ICK CURE fish remedy usually kills the Ich parasite within 24 hours, and is safe for use in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. This product comes in both liquid and powder form, and it is important to dose according to the directions on packaging.

Can ich cure itself?

Therapeutics: saltwater fish have a number of natural defenses against ich, and if the fish are healthy enough and the outbreak mild enough, sometimes the fish may cure themselves, just as they would in nature. We can assist them to some degree by maintaining good water quality and providing a nourishing diet.

Can humans get Ich disease?

Even though fish appear healthy, they may still spread germs to humans. If you become sick shortly after purchasing new fish or cleaning your aquarium, make sure to tell your healthcare provider that you have a pet fish.

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