3 years ago#1
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can humans get ich by having thier hands in the water

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3 years ago#2
johnarthur
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No. One or two very rare aquarium diseases can infest people, but most aquarists don't worry that much about exposure. For the squeamish, aquarium supply houses sell long gloves that help keep your hands isolated from the fish.

Before the days of syphons made for aquarium use, we employed whatever was available. As a result, starting a syphon required great caution least you ingest a mouth full of aquarium bottom water cooties. These aquarium bottom water cootie cocktails are widely known to cause the dreaded MTS. MTS, or multiple tank syndrome, will have you buying more and more aquariums until you're overwhelmed and even join some on-line aquarium clubs.

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3 years ago#3
nexuslite
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The only disease that I have run across that humans can catch so far is tuberculous. If you have a couple tanks and you reach in one then reach in the other you can transfer a disease. But after your hands have been dry for a while most of the aquarium diseases will have died.

lol, John that is funny. I think I caught that bottom water cootie disease. I keep wanting more and more aquariums even though I don't have fish to fill them or room for them. I currently have 4 running aquariums and 5 fish. Most of my fish are in my 20 gallon I do have a pregnant female in a 10 gallon. The other 2 aquariums are empty.

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3 years ago#4
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Maybe we need to start a support group for people who have acquired MTS from ingesting too many aquarium bottom water cootie cocktails. We could have a special cootie code ring that fits any finger and turns it green while glowing in the dark and decoding secret messages. It could be like the Lone Ranger, Straight Arrow and Gangbusters rings that were offered on the radio and in cereal boxes a long time ago.

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3 years ago#5
nexuslite
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Is it a support group or a secret society? I think radio shows were before my time. Lone Ranger I have heard of but the other two I haven't. Yeah there probably should be a support group and I better join it soon before I have wall to wall tanks

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3 years ago#6
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We elderly gentlemen need all the support we can get. As a child, I remember watching the big floor model radio with the rest of the family. It had big band music, serious dramas, adventure tales, westerns intended for kids, soap operas, comedies and of course the news.

Edward R. Murrow would broadcast from London during the blitz. The radio signal from London had lots of static, and you could hear bombs exploding in the background. Most of the commercials were live; they often moralized about current issues. Camel cigarettes sponsored a quiz show that ended by awarding gift cartons of Camels to different VA hospitals.

Things have changed a bit since then. It's no wonder some of us have aged.

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2 years ago#7
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ALL MY FISH HAVE ICH AND I'M JUST GOING TO GET RID OF THEM ALL AND START OVER BY CLEANING EVERYTHING IN BLEACH. CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT ALL I NEED TO DO WHEN STARTING A NEW FRISH TANK BEFORE ADDING FISH AGAIN.

JACK

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2 years ago#8
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Best to cure the fish. what fish do you have and how big is your tank? if you raise the temperature to above 85 F slowly, a degree every couple of hours(if your fish can tolerate this --that why it would be helpful to know what fish you have) add some salt (again before doing that we need to know if you have snails or scaless fish like plecos cause they can die of salt) and vacuum your gravel every other day and do this for two weeks the ich will die and be cured.

Even without fish it is hard to get rid of ich, you might as well treat the fish otherwise your new fish will get it too

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2 years ago#9
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Jack: Fish usually stay healthy when the aquarium has a working nitrogen cycle, appropriate water parameters, compatible tankmates and good maintenance and feeding schedules. After the nitrogen cycle is working, most aquariums need a 25 percent water change every week, and the fish should be fed no more than they actually eat in a couple of minutes. More keys to successful aquarium keeping are discussed in this short blog:
http://www.myaquariumclub.com/your-first-aquarium-how- to-make-it-successful-564.html

You may also want to look through the Top Blogs list at the upper left of the page. Questions and comments are always welcome, as are new forum members.

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2 years ago#10
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Hi Jack here.My question.Can I get Ich from my fish tank when sticking my hands in the water without gloves?

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2 years ago#11
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No

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2 years ago#12
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I turn my tank water u to 98 inorder to kill the Ich.Is that correct and will it kill my batrica as well.

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2 years ago#13
Aliyah
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I would not go that high That kind of temp would most likely have an adverse affect on your fish. a max of 86 should be more than high enough.

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2 years ago#14
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johnarthur wrote:
Maybe we need to start a support group for people who have acquired MTS from ingesting too many aquarium bottom water cootie cocktails. We could have a special cootie code ring that fits any finger and turns it green while glowing in the dark and decoding secret messages. It could be like the Lone Ranger, Straight Arrow and Gangbusters rings that were offered on the radio and in cereal boxes a long time ago.


Nice. I think I drank that Kool-aid, for sure.
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