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RE: changing water . . .



Hi folks,

The line "most killies" may be misleading. Many killies live in tidal zones.
The water is changed with every tide. Some come from streams. When new
people start out they often buy killies and treat them like "most killies".
The result is often dead fish.

Rather than starting out sentences with "most killies" it might be more
useful to be just a little more specific.  Even sentences like "Most Nothos"
or "Most Aphy's" have plenty of exceptions. The words "most killies" have
gotten way too many newbies in trouble.

Peace,

~RJ~

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-killietalk at aka_org [mailto:owner-killietalk at aka_org]On
Behalf Of Scott Davis
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2002 9:22 PM
To: killietalk at aka_org
Subject: Re: changing water . . .


>Think of it, in nature most killies live in small ponds and water holes.
They get fresh water only when it rains and that is extremely soft water -
that's it!

Actually they may be getting very considerable and constant water changes
from the water table. Several years ago, while making comparisons with back
yard ponds, goldfish maven Stephen Mayer (sp) in AFM magazine suggested
there was a daily 90% water exchange between a forest pond and the water
table.

For a more detailed discussion of all this check out E.C. Pielou's hydrology
treatise Fresh Water published by the University of Chicago Press. The
location of ground water varies considerably and is ALWAYS connected sooner
or later with rivers, lakes, deep aquifers and, oh yes, what ever we bury.

All the best!

Scott
still gonna change that water.


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