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  • Parasite/Bacteria Shelf Life without a host?

    Does anyone know what the parasite/bacteria life expectancy without a host?

    Ich
    Gill Flukes
    Columaris
    Velvet
    Fin Rot
    Neon Tetra Disease

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    I wouldnt think that many would survive without water to begin with.
    -Jim-

    Originally posted by Albert Einstein
    If the facts dont fit the theory, change the facts
    Originally posted by Theodore Geisel
    Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind donít matter and those who matter donít mind.

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    • #3
      It's a toss up on many. I believe most can't survive without a host longer than a few days. Some like Nematodes can survive up to two weeks without a host.

      Originally posted by pirahnah3 View Post
      I wouldnt think that many would survive without water to begin with.
      The animal they live off of is the host, not the water lol.
      -Jonathan

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      • #4
        Most bacteria thou need certain conditions to survive in not just the host. Typical airborne bacteria can live on many surfaces but ones that require hosts that are always submerged I would think would require different conditions than those found in the terestrial environment.
        -Jim-

        Originally posted by Albert Einstein
        If the facts dont fit the theory, change the facts
        Originally posted by Theodore Geisel
        Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind donít matter and those who matter donít mind.

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