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Your sick Altum Angels
>From: amc2 at ix_netcom.com
>Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 10:48:22 -0500 (CDT)
>To: Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com
>To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
>Subject: Your sick Altum Angels
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>Subject: Ultraviolet Filters
>after putting 2 altum angelfish in my planted tank, they and my other
>angelfish in the tank came down with some kind of diseases.it looks like
>some kind of white slime on their body and eyes and their fins are all
>raged.i tired using Aquari-sol for a few days but it was getting worse so
>today i switch to using Ampicillex hopefully that will work.
>i am thinking of adding a Ultraviolet Sterilization Filter to my tank what
>i am wondering is will it cause problems in a planted tank. dose anybody
>have anything good or bad to say about Ultraviolet filters. and if they
>are good to use can anyone recommend a good one.
>Your Angels have probably died by now and I'm pretty certain that they had
the Angel and Discus
>disease (probably a virus). They do not respond to medication and I have
found that the best
>results are to immediately drop the pH to 4 (yes, four); keep it there
until the fish are
>entirely well -- then slowly raise the pH to the preferable 6.8 (IMHO).
Sometimes this takes
>two weeks for a cure, but it is the only thing that seems to work! The
reason that I believe it
>to be a virus is that, once cured, they do not get this problem again.