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Re: [Killietalk] older fry deaths
kyle stark wrote:
I'll probably get thrashed soundly for this - and I have no experience with Rivulus. My fish are mostly West Africans. Some of these dislike major water changes. They just quit laying eggs - it doesn't kill them. And this may not apply to Rivulus.
No thrashing, but an observation. Oleg Kiselev once advised me that
there is no such thing as too many water changes.
I agree BUT!!!
If the fish show agitation after a change, or stop laying eggs, suspect
something is in the water they do not like. In rural areas it may be
nitrates or ammonia, even chloramine, at very low levels from
agricultural fertilizers. 5 parts per billion of ammonia will stunt
babies and damage gills. Not much more can reduce fertility
significantly. 100 ppb of chloramine is likely more than enough to
permanently sterilize West Africans.
These are values most test kits don't even recognize, so use some
caution. Try a few drops of Amquel o/e with water changes.
snip...[A lot of good advice.]
Just a thought. Now I'm ducking for cover.
Why? I thought I was throwing softballs tonight. :-)
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