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Re: Breeding cardinal tetras -- or - Cardinal rules and rues
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Breeding cardinal tetras -- or - Cardinal rules and rues
- From: "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>
- Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2003 05:10:12 -0800 (PST)
- In-reply-to: <200301031149.h03BnT57015879 at otter_actwin.com>
Mike Wickham said, in part:
> Moral of the story... don't start your tank with
> cardinals... their
> sensitive after shipping and cannot be used to establish
> a tank, even
> if you use a product like cycle.
Well, I've read that reason and a dozen other reasons why
death after purchase is so common with cardinals --
including old age of wild-caught fish, multiple transfers,
temperature changes, pH changes, etc. None of them are
mutually exclusive, at least not from a logical point of
view. Could be all, some or none are the reason. At least
we know that your best bet is to buy apparently healthy
fish that have survived a day or more after the transfer to
the lfs tank and pamper them from store, through the
transfer to the new tank, and thereafter for a week or two.
Within a few weeks you'll know if you have survivors.
James, Roger, this is an example of one of those cases you
spoke of where we need more science! :-\
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