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Re: [APD] Re: Killis -- and arched back disease

Hum, As for as I know I have yet to see a killie eat a snail other than when
I crush the snails for them. No TB here but Aquarium Mag spoke about
diseases you can contract from the tank, they recommended using "waders
gloves that go up to the shoulder.
But my clowns take great relish in eating snails , they don't have the
grinding plates as the barbs do , they suck the snail right out of the
shell. I find their shells in the front center of the tank, seems like they
are presenting them as a "See, I work here!!"
they eat all three types of common tank snails, the ramshorn, Malaysian
turret snails and these slender thin shelled snails.
As for the arched back, you guys (gals) seem to know exactly what is the
problem. I think it's not bone structure related as much as a muscular
cramping as I had  one killie get this deformaity and was back to normal in
about a month. It might have been a different disease. Thanks anyways , Mark
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ann Viverette" <annv777 at houston_rr.com>
To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 8:08 AM
Subject: [APD] Re: Killis -- and arched back disease

> I am interested in any info others may have on this arched back that Mark
> mentions. I had a zebra danio that had it or something like it. Makes me
> wonder if he was a snail eater -- after the rosy barb started eating
> and was removed I still found a few additional empty MTS shells. I've been
> feeding MTS to the big blood parrot in the cichlid tank who crunches
> them instantly, I dont want to infect that big guy with anything nasty
> those snails. I do recall reading a post somewhere about a woman who
> contracted fishTB from smashing snails with her bare hand and being cut by
> one. Does fish TB or any other parasite or bacteria cause that arched
> Ann Viverette
>  Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 19:58:25 -0800
> > From: "Mark & Peta" <mbethke at socal_rr.com>
> > Subject: Re: [APD] RE:Killis
> > To: <tcbiii at earthlink_net>, "aquatic plants digest"
> > <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> >
> > Thank you Thomas, I have had the golden killies for a while now and they
> are
> > very interesting. I did lose a large guy who let me pet his side if I
> > him snails. he got a strange disease that made his back arched . It's
> > bad, couldn't find anything ibn the books on how to treat much less what
> the
> > disease was? I know have two males and three females (the females are
> > lighter colored and smaller aren't they?).
> > Mark J. Bethke
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