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Re: Cold Killies
Jim Langan wrote:
> I've had a little experience with "Cold Killies". Use acriflavin, mthelyne
> blue or salt to inhibit ich and velvet. Velvet is your real problem I've
> never experienced an ich infection amongst my killies. Go a little heavy
> on the acriflavin as your fish will develop this infection as they warm up
> and become more active. You must remember that the parasites are cold and
> not multiplying and moving around very much because they are cold
> too. When the parasites warm up there metabolism tells them to do one
> thing, reproduce. The fish because they are temperature stressed are they
> ideal non resistant host.
> Addiding acriflavin, methylene blue and/or salt will prevent the parasites
> from reproducing and allow your fish some recovery time.
> Good Luck, please post follow ups to your observations.
> Jim Langan
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I'm not sure I agree. I had an icestorm experience that took my tanks to
12C before I could move them. I had no parasite problems. My losses were
significant, but largely due to a bacterial epidemic brought on by
fierce overcrowding where I had to keep them til i got heat again. I was
keeping Kathetys, ogoense, zygaima and coeleste, if I remember correctly
- all killies that like it cool.
I tend to avoid medicating.
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