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Old 11/07/2017, 03:41 PM   #27
ca1ore
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Join Date: Apr 2006
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Originally Posted by Subsea View Post
Many mature reef tanks have dormant ich that may never show themselves until a strees event happens or a fish with a weakened immune system is introduced.
I completely agree. What is less clear to me is how. Can ich actually go 'dormant'? If so , the traditional fallow tank advice is useless. Or, does ich actually continue to reproduce in the tank, but at such a low level that the symptoms are not observed? I tend to think it must be the latter.


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Got back into the hobby ..... planned to keep it simple ..... yeah, right ..... clearly I need a new plan! Pet peeve: anemones host clowns; clowns do not host anemones!

Current Tank Info: 450 Reef; 120 refugium; 60 Frag Tank, 30 Introduction tank; multiple QTs
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