[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
[Killietalk] nothos and velvet and greenwater oh my
Thank you all for the help with my nothos! I have been keeping them in a
variety of different sized containers and population densities, some in
bare tanks, some planted, some with lots of gravel and crushed coral...
all with salt but at the rate of 1/2 tsp per gallon. The common grounds
are the low salt level, low hardness, and low temperature. All the tanks
are around 72, hardness of 3... I had most of them with peat in them,
probably had ph crash happening too. All the fish are being treated with
flubendazole and a variety of foods is being offered in an attempt to
get them to eat a more balanced diet. Found they love springtails... I
am going to try the blacking out of the tank method next, and have added
crushed coral to raise the hardness and a more appropriate salt level.
The other reason I am trying to get the fish off bbs is I am having
surgery and someone else will be caring for them, and I have had trouble
convincing helpful people not to overfeed and that the fish don't need
the brown shells :) thought I would get them on something that won't
make such a mess. There are snails in all the tanks but I think they are
overwhelmed, and some of my fish attack the snails. It's interesting
that I have all these other fish that don't have velvet (knocking on
wood) in the same fishroom. Another great lesson in quarantine
learned-if I hadn't been careful it would be rampant in all my tanks.
Even in my own fishroom I am learning to be as cautious as with a fish
bought at the LFS.
There was a thread on greenwater on this list, a person in Portland
takes a bin made for wrapping paper and fills it with water, puts
fertilizer and a greenwater start in and sets a shop light directly over
the water. Says it works like you wouldn't believe.
Thanks everyone for your help,