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[Killietalk] Snails and hydra
Personally I like the tearing up sheets of paper
into small pieces and scattering them around on
the floor under the tanks. That works for keeping
Elephants away from the fishroom 2. I have been
doing it since 1978 and there have been no
Elephants here since then.
"The use of running a 9 volt current through your
aquarium to kill Hydra is just one of the many
bizarre methods aquarists have advanced in their
age old war with these animals. Suffice it to say
it does not work. The Hydra will retrack when
shocked but it would take more current than 9
volts to kill these beasts. I would venture to
say they would survive 115 volts for hours. Maybe
not if the salinity was raised to that of
seawater but then again, Hydra would simply die
in full strength sea water without the
electricity.The Hydra live up to their
mythological monster name sake. A traditionally
notorious beast to destroy. "
Copper, Formaldehyde, Salt(up to a point) and
most other "cures" just don't kill the pest.
Fluke Tabs medication and Flubendazole do. You
can eliminate the pests completely without
harming the bacteria plants or fry.
If you need Flubendazole, let me know of list. I
have it for distribution. I have Fluke Tabs also
as well as Levamisole and several other Fishroom
chemicals, off the list please.
> >From: "Bill Shenefelt" <william_shenefelt at verizon.net>
> >Subject: Re: [Killietalk] Snails and hydra
> >To: "killifish discussion list" <killietalk at aka_org>
> >As for age on the fluke tabs, Charles Harrison explained to me how it
>>changes chemically with time. I don't remember the details but can tell you
>>I use some that were 3 years out of date and they killed the fry not the
>>hydra. Fresh ones next and hydra gone like magic.
Change as much water as often as you can!
Charles Harrison in St Louis
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