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internal parasite infection
- To: KillieTalk at aka_org
- Subject: internal parasite infection
- From: Charles n Sue Harrison <csharrison at primary_net>
- Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 22:44:40 -0500
- In-Reply-To: <200106140012.UAA02659 at actwin_com>
- References: <200106140012.UAA02659 at actwin_com>
Wow, Tyrone it sounds like a scientific investigation might be in
order to determent the cause and effect. Given evidence of the cause
ie O2 changes the effect might it not be the cause? or perhaps the
lack of it. Sounds like scientific endeavor - speculation -
hypothesis and trial and error experimentation to determine the
"TRUTH". Now if I feel in my heart that JR is right might you have a
really hard time proving him wrong? Wright?
It appears that many of us jump to conclusions which fit our personal
brackets and very quickly. We all have our beliefs which have been
substantiated to some degree or another . . .
"I have been tearing paper into bits and scattering them all
around to keep the elephants away . . .There aren't any elephants
around here! . . . . SEE, it works!"
I for one have cut open several Gold pheasants, a Gularis or two and
lots of Nothos and Aphysemions which have shown the symptoms
discussed here. I have had fish in the same tank show the signs of
the disease and their tank mates no problem over six to 12 months. In
each and every sliced open examination of the throat and gut of the
affected fish I have had under the microscope I have found Hexamita
protozoa. Of course after the autopsy there is no survival, but I
have saved a pheasant or two with a squirt of medication down the
throat. never any small fish though too much trauma. Once the "STOP
eating" sets in - the gut is too inflamed to allow the specimen to
swallow. Once in a great while one might get the infected fish to
swallow some food . . . or a worm might worm its way down the throat
without being expelled.
That has saved the specimen . . .
I don't want to stop here but I might be tempted to get into other
beliefs, and be forced to discuss the fact that the Earth rotates at
a velocity of 1000 miles per hour or the time our fishy friends have
been changing is more than a 50 million years, but I wont go any more.
Let us endeavor to discover the ways and means of Mother Nature and
learn to live with her.
Back to change some more water,
> I think
>we are looking at a complex of factors which need to be
>investigated thouroghly before we draw conclusions. eg. did you
>autopsy any of the fish that faded away? The more energy the fish
>has spend staying upright the less it has for its immune system
..>Anyhow, I think I have rambled on too long... just a few thoughts.
>Southern African Killifish Society Coastal & Offshore Coordinator
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