Ich (White Spot) (Ick) Fish Disease

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The name Ichthyophthirius Multifilis translates to “fish louse with many children”, a title that fits well, as each parasite may produce over a thousand offspring. Although the disease is the equivalent of a skin infection, Ich (sometimes called Ick) can …

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Controlling algae growth in the home aquarium

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Algae of one form or another will almost always be in an aquarium, but it can usually be well controlled with a few simple steps. Most commonly it is caused by excessive nitrates and/or phosphates in the water, incorrect lighting, …

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Types of Algae Growth found in the home aquarium

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There are 7 main types of algae (but more do exist) that aquariums can have. Brown algae This will probably be the first type of algae any one will encounter in the aquarium and could appear from early on and will …

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