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Re: Unhappy Notho
as you know I'm also having some problems in the Fish Room with
elevated attrition rates, both with adults and fry.. I have been doing
some moderate water changes as per your suggestions.. In addition I have
been using black worms and adult B. Shrimp as food since the break
out... Things seem to be improving a little but not much. The question I
have is regarding your statement about frozen B. S. Could you humor me and
tell me the thinking behind this... I ask because I do use a lot of frozen
Also what about the downside of feeding black worms ? Looking for pros
and cons on this one...
Larry Botkin AKA 07801
At 03:28 PM 7/31/00 -0400, you wrote:
>Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 13:18:23 -0500
>From: "Scott Davis" <unclescott at prodigy_net>
>Subject: Re: Unhappy Notho
>Shine a flashlight on him. Are his fins clamped? Are there little tiny dots
>or what looks like a fine dusting over part or all of his body. If there is
>something like this, he has velvet and you will want to do a partial water
>change, add a little acriflavine (acriflavine, bamiflavine, acriflavine
>plus, velvet guard, etc.) to the tank at the level instructed by the
>medicine's package, shade the tank and possibly add some salt at one
>Don't feed brine shrimp, especially frozen bs, until the festivities are
>past. (It doesn't sound like you were anyway.)
>It is easy to start an outbreak of velvet in another tank. Wash hands
>thoroughly and do something non-fishy before returning to the killies. Scald
>or bleach any equipment taken from the tank.
>I routinely drop siphon tubes in a covered 32 gallon garbage can with e
>water and three gallons of generic bleach. Likewise waste water from suspect
>tanks goes into a bucket only used for the ceramic, circular file.
>If there is not a silvery, golden or whitish sheen on the sides, head or
>rarely - the gills, the good news is that you probably aren't dealing with
>When all else fails, or even firstly, do a partial (20-40%) water change,
>maybe daily. Sometimes that in itself allows the fish's immune system to
>recover the animal's health.
>All the best!
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