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Re: [APD] moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae
Have you ruled out gill flukes or some other parasite?
Doesn't sound like an oxygen issue.
On 6/23/06, ryan_whyte at utoronto.ca <ryan_whyte at utoronto.ca> wrote:
> > Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 13:13:04 -0700
> > From: Jerry Baker <jerry at bakerweb_biz>
> > Subject: Re: [APD] moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae
> > To: aquatic plants digest <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> > Estimating oxygen levels by plant growth only tells you that the water
> > is likely saturated towards the latter half of the day, and that only if
> > you are getting pearling.
> Yes, but it's strange that the Red-Eyes gasp even during pearling, which I
> get by mid-afternoon (helped along by semi-diffused sunlight). And that
> none of
> the other fish gasp, night or day.
> Keep in mind that the oxygen requirements of a
> > fish increase as temperature increases, and levels of dissolves oxygen
> > likewise decrease.
> Too bad I can't afford some sort of cooling system....
> Each species will have a different intersection of
> > the two requirements where requirements exceed the environment's ability
> > to supply it. That being said, I do not know of any special oxygen
> > requirements of Red-Eye Tetras, and I believe they encounter such
> > temperatures in the wild anyway.
> That's what I thought also. It seems strange that the Red-Eyes would be a
> case here. Perhaps I'll try bubbling air in at night and see if that
> Thanks very much -- I appreciate your advice, Jerry!
> all the best,
> > --
> > Jerry Baker
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