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Unfortunately, I am NOT chasing killies in Florida ...! :-)
A correction: It is NOT Kordon's acriflavin, but a KODAK product. It
used to be product #18843, but I bought it 10-15 years ago and they
might have changed the number.
The stock solution, if kept in the dark, is quite stable.
Scott Davis wrote:
> As Lee has suggested there are different brands of acriflavin. Al mentioned
> velvex. I don't know if it has acriflavin in it, but Jungle's Velvet Guard
> and Aquatronics Acriflavin plus certainly do. If it is billed as something
> to fight velvet it probably does. (As for velvet, water changes a little
> salt and darkening the tank also is essential to helping the killies' immune
> systems bounce back - but that is another thread.)
> A few months ago, on this list, George Sluzarczuk gave a recipe for making
> up a stock solution from Kordon's neutral (not hydrochloride) powder. He
> recommended mixing 1 gram of acriflavin to a liter of distilled water. 2ml
> of that solution was then added to a liter of the incubating water. He
> confirmed that it is possible to O.D. the stuff and then recommended
> removing the eggs to fresh water as soon as they showed development.
> Others use Mardel's less tricky Maricyn (sp?). Some commentators have
> suggested that at least some of the medicinal dyes can be carcinogenic. At
> least one article I encountered suggested heavily dosed incubation water led
> to more deformities in the fry than one would normally encounter.
> If time permits it may be safest just to check the incubating eggs (in new,
> but "seasoned" water of the type the fish were spawned in) and remove white
> eggs with an eye dropper before they can fungus.
> Although informed individuals have disagreed, I would still strongly suggest
> that incubating rain forest killies in strong light can kill them. More
> people are probably in agreement with Charlie Nunziata's decade old
> observation that some mystery deaths of developing eggs could be prevented
> with water changes on the eggs every couple of days.
> Notice George and Charlie aren't responding. George is probably chasing
> natives (killies) in Florida and Charles probably has all of the show stats
> ready for JAKA.
> Don't leave them in shipping containers too long either. Killie eggs are
> amazingly durable, but developing eggs can be suffocated in a pill vial.
> Remember, as has been suggested , fungus is after all nature's way of
> cleaning up dead eggs. The dyes (cutting the light?) are there to prevent
> the dead eggs from developing fungus which can spread to the good ones. I
> recall the angelfish breeder who contended that his methylene blue was added
> primarilly to fill the dead eggs so that he would know to move them.
> And then there is the zillion years old method where a bunch of killies ar
> plunked into a planted tank, fed well for two weeks and then removed...
> All the best!
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