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Re: Egg antifungal/antibacterial chemicals etc
Bill, my experience is that the sprig of Java moss is, indirectly, a great
germicide. Why? Because it brings in infusoria that are filter feeders on
Try setting two glasses of clean water in a warm place for a few days. Put
some Java moss in one, and leave the other bare. Add a drop of Liquifry to
each, if you want, or any tiny bit of food. The bare one invariably goes
cloudy for me, and the one with the Java moss is clear as crystal. My guess
is that it's the microcritters, living on and near the Java moss, eating the
> I think it is great that there are some chemicals, elusive though the
> specific mix may be, that can help save eggs. I have tried some
> concoctions, and the best for me (no scientific data mind you) is tank water
> from the parent tank, placing a sprig of java moss in the egg box to prevent
> egg to egg contact. Gee, isn't that what the fish were trying to do with
> their eggs before you picked them and put them together in a desired sterile
> I can't say it works for some of the real touchy killies I might not have
> yet encountered, but seems good as any for the ones I have raised so far.
> At least it provides a bit of shelter and food, as well as an ecological
> water conditioner when they hatch out.
> Bill Shenefelt
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