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Re:Hydrogen Peroxide as an oxygenator
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re:Hydrogen Peroxide as an oxygenator
- From: Mark Lawrence Storch <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 9 Jul 1998 14:41:13 -0400 (EDT)
- In-Reply-To: <199807081948.PAA23288 at acme_actwin.com>
- References: <199807081948.PAA23288 at acme_actwin.com>
While I agree with Dionigi's observations that there may be a fluke or
other parasite at fault, I think there may be a simpler explanation of
the discus' death.
The fish were placed into a tank and then eroxide was added. This
would serve to oxidize almost anything in the tank (including the fish's
scales as I mentioned when I originally posted about the BGA). This
would also result in the desired increase in oxygen levels.
Unfortunately there was a finite amount of peroxide added and, once this
was used up, the oxygen level in the tank would drop quickly. Now, I
can only speak for the discus that I have, but they don't like rapid
changes in anything and that might have been enough to kill them.
mscc at andrew_cmu.edu