The Planted Tank Forum - View Single Post - Wild caught or farmed.
View Single Post
Old 03-13-2013, 10:34 PM   #8
lochaber
Wannabe Guru
 
lochaber's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 1,996
Default

The combination of cooking our food, and having access to clean water, and having waste disposed of in a sanitary manner does wonders for cutting down on parasites and disease.

Even so, there are probably many more parasites in/on you then you realize. Most of them are relatively harmless and difficult to notice, like those mites that live in most people's eyelash follicles.


Just for fun, give these a google image search:

loa loa
dracunculus
bot fly



Anyways, yeah, having good water conditions does wonders, but also just having some control over the tank and food cuts out a lot of parasite vectors.
lochaber is offline   Reply With Quote