Chytridiomycosis is a disease caused by the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. It is thought to be responsible for amphibian declines throughout the world and in some cases mass extinction. The fungus infects the outer layer of skin and may causes thickening of the epidermis, blistering and sloughing. The spores of the fungus are easily spread through water and thrive at cool temperatures. Some species have shown to be resistant to the disease.
A slightly cleaned up version of Mark's (I just changed some formatting)
Chytridiomycosis:A disease caused by the fungus [Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.] It is thought to be responsible for amphibian declines throughout the world and in some cases mass extinction. The fungus infects the outer layer of skin and may causes thickening of the epidermis, blistering and sloughing. The spores of the fungus are easily spread through water and thrive at cool temperatures. Some species have shown to be resistant to the disease.
And should we have entries like:
Chytrid Fungus: See [Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis].
Bd: See [Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis].
Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis: A fungus of the class Chytridiomycetes that causes [chytridiomycosis] in amphibians. Often abbreviated as Bd or refered to as chytrid fungus due to its disease causing role.
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Hi all I'm new here I'm just looking some advise on cycle witch is currently driving me insane . So we are week 8 I'm dosing daily with 4pp of amonia and for the last week has been dropping to zero witch I no is good. But my question is my nitrites are sitting at between 0.50 and 1.0 PM and nitrates are between 10 and 20 and neither of these seem to be dropping. I have done 2 40% water changes a few days ago and no change the only thing I can think of is I didnt use the seachem stability stuff which I have now ordered but surely that shouldn't have much difference this far into cycling
Dropping ammonia with rising nitrate and nitrite is good. It means the nitrifying bacteria is working. You just have to remove the nitrate from the water doing water changes. The level of nitrates is high and the nitrate is also high. The nitrite will be converted to nitrate using the beneficial bacteria and you can add them using quick start or allowing them to naturally grow in the tank. The latter option will take longer. The nitrate can be used by plants, so live plants can decrease the levels, but I would do a water change to get the nitrate at a level that is lower than 5 ppm. 5ppm of nitrate is natural and a good place.