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Red Devil Mites(?)
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debragail
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PostPosted: 2005.04.28(Thu)2:26    Post subject: Red Devil Mites(?) Reply with quote

Hi all, I inherited a mystery fish, now identified as a Red Devil.

I have just moved him from a 20L tank to a 40L tank (still too small I know...). His new tank formerly housed goldfish and it was not completely cleaned before the move. This new tank seems to be infected with some sort of mite(?). These mites are *just* visible to the naked eye, white and about 1.5mm long. I can't see any on Fred or the previous occupants of the tank and he is in excellent health.

When I change his water (1/3 weekly) I get a rash on my wrist which clears up after about 2 hours and the mites then die. Both my parents have suffered the same skin irritation after being in contact with the tank. Any idea what this is? I live in the Mid North Coast of NSW, Australia. Our water is soft and my heater has just started to started to work.
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Kideafish
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PostPosted: 2005.04.28(Thu)11:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi Debragail,

Check out this website and see if it helps

http://forum.insecthobbyist.com/roaches/messages/268.html
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