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SRAC# 476

Ich (White Spot Disease)

Robert M. Durborow, Andrew J. Mitchell and M. David Crosby

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Ich is a common name for the parasite Ichthyophthirius multifiliis and the disease that it causes. The parasite is capable of killing large numbers of fish in a short period of time. Early diagnosis and treatment are essential for controlling Ich and reducing fish losses. Prevention of this disease is, of course, the best method of avoiding fish mortalities.
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