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Re: To keep fry from fungusing
>From: "Paul Jablinski" <jablinsk at trinity_udayton.edu>
>Reply-To: killietalk at aka_org
>To: killietalk at aka_org
>Subject: Re: To keep fry from fungusing
>Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 19:23:26 -0500
> Has anyone had this experience? I raise gold australes. The fry
>have been dying after a week of hatching out. I usually feed my fry
>a lot of bbs - in fact - twice a day. Some days ago on killietalk
>someone said that their fry from a species I don't remember the
>name died after hatching out also. So-- I tried an experiment-- I put
>some acriflavine in diluted form in the fry container of the australes
>and behold the fry are doing well. Of course, it's too soon to say - I
>will give it one week and see how they will be doing. Everytime I
>change their water, I add a little diluted acriflavine.
90% of the time when I have mysterious early fry deaths, I could put a body
under a microscope and see velvet (*oodimium*) organisms. The disease isn't
obvious on small babies, but quickly deadly.
Acriflavin is a popular velvet treatment, so your results are right in line
with my expectations. A pinch of salt helps, too. Keep them in darkness, as
velvet can photosynthesize and live for a long time if well illuminated.
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