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Re: Happy Holidays - Etc.
Please excuse this response to the list but I do not have the
email address of the person who wrote the original message which appeared
At 08:44 AM 12/26/01 -0800, you wrote:
>First of all Happy Holidays, I hope they find you warm, comfortable and
>surrounded by your loved ones and favorite fish.
>The FUS are another story and of some concern. I had about six eggs hatch.
>Four died within a day or so. I thought it was very unusual. I was merrily
>raising the remaining two which were finally sexing out. About three days
>ago I noticed one developed a nasty tumor on its lower abdomen. It died
>yesterday. I had bleached the tank they were in before use as well as the
>filter, heater, cover etc. I used filter floss from a tank which has always
>been disease free to start the new tank. This disease looks like something
>that came in about a year ago with a pair of Nothos. I pulled that tank off
>line with all of its accoutrements and it has been dry since. And until now
>I was convinced that the disease was gone forever. I keep very strict
>quarantine. And I had not seen this disease for almost a year now. I have
>seen posts on the killitalk list regarding this illness and if it came from
>the place I think it came from it should be spreading around pretty rapidly
>Some diseases like glugea infect eggs so that when the fish hatch they are
>born sick and die within a few months. I now have the quandary of deciding
>if I missed something and the disease is somehow back. Or if it came in with
>Have you had any problems with your FUS, either with the parents or in more
>recent hatches? If the disease came in with the eggs my problems should be
>contained in one tank and my problems are not too bad. If all of your fish
>are fine I really may have a serious problem. Of course I will keep your
>reply confidential. If you have seen the disease I will share the details of
>my experience with it.
I am raising a batch of young FUS now and have no problems with
the young. The parents never developed any disease . They were wonderful
fish and lived a full and healthy life. I have more eggs put away and will
have more fish available in a few months should you wish to try them
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