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Old 07-29-2013, 03:14 AM   #16
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I hope this stuff doesn't spread like wildfire now....two threads in as many days.
Anyone know how it spreads, does it come with all our shrimp and lay dormant and spring up to attack, or brought with scuds and micro inverts on plant shipments?

Tl;Dr wat do? Panic?
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:31 AM   #17
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All fungus and bacterial infections are present all around us. It's only when immune systems are compromised when they can take advantage and attack.

Parasites can lay dormant inside of animals, or can hitchhike on moss, etc. as well.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:15 AM   #18
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All fungus and bacterial infections are present all around us. It's only when immune systems are compromised when they can take advantage and attack.

Parasites can lay dormant inside of animals, or can hitchhike on moss, etc. as well.
Well said.. This is a secondary condition, there has to be an underlying cause making them susceptible.
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Well said.. This is a secondary condition, there has to be an underlying cause making them susceptible.
Yes, I wouldn't be surprised at all. It likely sprang up on account of my missing weekly maintenance 2 weeks in a row because of a major illness. I'm back on top of things now though and going to do 2 extra water changes this week.

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I hope this stuff doesn't spread like wildfire now....two threads in as many days.
Well, I'm all the way in Canada, so I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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Well, I'm all the way in Canada, so I wouldn't worry about it too much.

malaria used to only be in africa :-P
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malaria used to only be in africa :-P
Haha touché.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:09 PM   #22
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When the shrimp molts, won't the fungus go away and you could remove the molted shell?
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Oh man, it gave me a chill just by looking at it.
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