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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-11-2013, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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Wild caught or farmed.

202 specimens of Astronotus ocellatus (Oscars), were collected from a freshwater lake in the state of Amapá, northern Brazil.
A total of 6,308,912 parasites belonging to 11 different taxa were found. Protozoa was the most abundant; flukes, worms were also prevalent and abundant.
http://www.journalofparasitology.org...0.1645/12-84.1


It would be interesting to see figures on commercially bred fish.

And to think we want to bring these into our homes.

Maybe there is a good argument for a QT tank with a working UV sterilizer.


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respect to all creatures great and small
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