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Re: [Killietalk] A Tank too Clean?
I have been fortunate to have hydra only once in a 10 gallon tank with fry.
I used flubendazole to treat the tank and the hydra were gone in a couple of
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Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2007 10:53 PM
Subject: Re: [Killietalk] A Tank too Clean?
> I regularly prepare spawning tanks by cleaning them with a bleach solution
> to eliminate all life. Especially Hydra, snails and snail eggs.This is
> especially helpful when breeding fish like Killies and Corydoras where the
> eggs take a while to develop. Snails can make serious inroads on the
> surival rate of otherwise fine eggs. The Hydra appear as if by magic if I
> used unsterilized tanks and accessories. Hydra are apparently inevitable
> if live plants are used. Once I have fry I do not strive to be so
> fastidious because I do agree an aquarium should not be a sterile
> environment for the general well being of the fish. A fairly complex
> ecology develops that has many benefits when raising fry and maintaining
> breeders. I also breed SA Characins and they seem particularly sensitive
> as embryos and newly hatched larvae to bacteria and other microorganisms
> that eat them instead of the other way around.Not to mention water
> chemistry. It is, as far as I have concluded, just part of the
> art of breeding OTF to try to acheive that perfect ineffable balance
> between too much crud and just enough of the microorganisms that benefit
> the fish during their most vulnerable life stages.Larry Waybright
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