lymphocystis

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newbie101

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can you cure lymphocystis with a salt bath? my pleco has it on his tail ( i'll post some pics later so u all can confirm it hopefully). is it life threatening? or is itnot even harmful and i dont have to treat it at all? is it contagious? how does it happen? and-ok ill shut up now ;D
 

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Best treatment I have found is using garlic juice soaked flakes.

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will that hurt my other fish? my pleco doesnt eat the flakes, but he eats algae wafers and the other fish nibble on it when i put it in then lose interest. and also will it affect the water quality?
 

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Garlic is good for your fish. Some folks feed garlic daily to their fish to ward off internal parasites.
 
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cool!!!!!! i never knew that! ug... one of my platys had an internal parasite before she died of ammonia. and i couldnt figure out how to get rid of it! thanks!
 

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How do you make the garlic juice do you mush the garlic ofr buy it already in juice form?
 

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Buy a small jar of minced garlic and start slowly by soaking some flakes with a few drops of the garlic juice and some tank water. Gradually increase the amount of garlic until you are using pure garlic juice to soak the flakes in. Then start adding a few pieces of the minced garlic. I have heard once they get used to it, they even go for the garlic pieces before eating the flakes! I have also heard it helps repel the ick parasites because the fish reek of garlic.
 

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Cool, thanks again Gunnie. Pure Genius!

The ick parasites are like vampires
 
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lol
well the big lump on his tail has been gone since i got back from a trip the 18th. yay!
 

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Glad to hear it!
 
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