Warwick and Dr Warwick ( Nov 4 p 1093 ) are sceptial
about the doktor fish of Kangul .The species of
fish have been identified. There are two types , both being
members of the Cyprinidac family adapted to warm miliue 12
-namely , strikers (Cyprinion macrostomus macrostomus
) with a terminal mouth and with a terminal mouth and
lickers (Garra rufa obtusa) with a ventral mouth. (The
jabber is an immature striker , losing its lateral spots during
maturation . )Both fish are omnivorous , a well-known
feature of Cyprinidae.The orientation of inadeguate amounts of
phytoplankton and zooplanktons caused by high water temperatures
. The fish prefer aflected to healthy skin simply because it is
easy to nibble at this surface . Some biochemical properties of
fish in relation to the high temperature of water have also been
The presence of a
high level of selenium (1.3 ppm) in water , topical
application of which element is beneficial in some skin dieases
,is an importand factor . The fish may , by softening the
psoriatic plague, clear away the scale and expose the lession to
water and sunlight.
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