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Re: Wasting Away Disease
At 09:44 PM 8/2/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>Hello group, and Al,
> I started treating wasting disease last year with Flubendazole, I
> discovered effective treatment relieved the symptoms of the Hexamita
> protozoa while treating hydra. I have had the infection in three or four
> species of killies. I have cured the three I have treated with Flubendazole.
>None of them were Nothos and none of them were ever fed blackworms.
>Barry, have you had any success?
I haven't had to treat Nothos with so-called wasting disease because I
don't have a significant problem with it, and I feed blackworms almost
every day. in my opinion, all the talk of blackworms transmitting disease
is just that - talk. I know of no proof that blackworms transmit diseases
to aquarium fish. Too many people make associations and state them as fact,
when the hypothesis is never, in fact, tested. For example, "I feed baby
brine shrimp, I get hydra in my tanks, so the hydra must come from the
brine shrimp eggs". I don't believe it! Here is another one: 99% of people
who get colon cancer use toilet paper, therefore the toilet paper must
cause the cancer. Do you get the point I'm trying to make?
Barry J. Cooper, Prof. Emeritus, Dept. Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University
Adjunct faculty, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University
27505 Riggs Hill Rd., Sweet Home, OR 97386 (bjc3 at cornell_edu)
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