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Re: [Killietalk] Sudden death or resurrection?
Thanks all for all this information about sudden death[shock]. I
need to give you more information and let's see where this leads. I
have well water [no chlorine]. The first case could have been
nitrite toxicity as I will admit to poor water changes. The last
case occurred in a normal populated tank that has almost daily water
changes so I don't think it could have been a build up of ammonia and
certainly no chlorine. The fish looked healthy and had no sign of
abuse, so for me this was a real mystery and prompted the query. Any
more thoughts? Joe
On Jul 15, 2007, at 4:14 PM, lee Van Hyfte wrote:
> Hi Joe,
> I'd be leaning towards electrolyte shock. if you are using mains
> water you
> often see shifts in the actual source of the water which would
> appear to be
> the same. Often the water dept. will have to shift from river
> water to
> well water. I have seen fluctuations in Local mains from over 550
> ppm to
> 120ppm. This can be rather dangerous to many fish.
> Calcium Potassium Magnesium and Sodium imbalances and sudden shifts
> induce seizure activity. I found this most often in Juvenile and
> adult specimens. The Salt bath would induce a sudden shift in
> the ionic
> If however it is nitrate toxicity. A 1.5 dose of Methylene Blue
> bath for
> 24-48 will assist in removing the nitrate ions which have bound to the
> Hemoglobin molecules. Basically stripping the N03 off and
> allowing the
> hemoglobin to again carry oxygen.
> If ammonia Increasing oxygenation will be critical as the gills are
> burned. Try Hydrogen peroxide 3% at 3 drops per gallon per 12
> hours. Mix
> it into a glass of water prior to adding to the tank.
> The hydrogen peroxide can be used in Nitrate poisoning to assure
> that the
> hemoglobin is saturated with as much oxygen as possible.
> God Bless, lee <><
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