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Old 09-10-2010, 10:50 AM   #1
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Vaccine developed to save fish from deadly parasite
Scientists have shown that fish can be immunized against Ich, the 'white-spot' disease, but growing the parasite in large quantities for immunization use is problematic.
August 27, 2010

By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times
Vaccine developed to save fish from deadly parasite - Los Angeles Times
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Fish can be immunized against Ich, the dreaded "white-spot" disease that is the bane of home aquarists and commercial fish farmers, government scientists have shown. Although the team still has many obstacles to overcome, the study presented Friday at a Boston meeting of the American Chemical Society indicates for the first time that a protective vaccine is within reach...
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Old 11-09-2010, 03:29 PM   #2
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Helping Fish Get Rid of the 'Ich'
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Helping fish get rid of the 'Ich'
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Ich is considered the most prevalent parasite worldwide in ornamental fish, baitfish and food fish, according to Straus. Ich is less common in U.S. aquaculture because of management techniques, but when it occurs, it can kill all the fish in a pond or raceway. It is calculated that Ich was directly responsible for $1.2 million in losses to the catfish industry in 2003.
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...Copper sulfate is not currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for therapeutic use in aquaculture, but regulatory action has been deferred pending the outcome of Straus' ongoing research. The chemical is approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an algicide and molluscicide. Fish farmers use copper sulfate to control cyanobacteria that cause off-flavor in fish, and to control snails that transmit parasitic flatworms to fish.
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:20 PM   #3
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huh.

Interesting. I thought Ich was only really found in fish who were stressed? That is, if you have healthy fish you should not be too worried about Ich.
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Ich can be brought into the home aquaria through newly purchased infected fish....
Once it is visual (Looking like grains of salt) it is already in the spreading stage coming forth from the white spotted areas.
Stressed fish are the first to succumb.

Most favored and easiest remedy for its control would either be malachite green or methylene blue. A more natural cure would be to add salt and raise the temperature of your tank.
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