Thread: Ancistrus - possible disease?
12-25-2013, 08:27 PM #21
The parasite can be fetal if it is left untreated. As some fish can have a natural resistance to it, it can be very hard to predict how fast it will progress.
One of the best precautions that I have learn (and had to learn the hard way) is to quarantine new fish for around 4 weeks before adding them to my tank. I will also give them a preventative treatment of prazi-pro for the things I may not see.
As for identifying a sickness before it becomes serious, you would need to look for any chances in behavior, appetite, or any minor change in appearance. Some or all of those signs can be a potential symptom indication a sickness or disease. Early identification can be a very difficult task as the best of times which is why I like to use quarantine tanks.
"Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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