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Re: Akure Albinos??
>Also was wondering if anyone had done work on GAR nutrition and spinal
>deformaties resulting from vitamin/mineral deffiencies. A friend of mine
>has gotten some GAR Misaje and they seem to be throwing fish with really
>bent spines. the parents of these fish are in another part of the island
>with different water. I am considering different water as a factor, but it
>looks like a Vitamine D or Vitamine C problem. Anyone with suggestions?
This could definitely be due to a deficiency in Vit C, depending on what
they are being fed. Good quality flake foods contain stabilized Vit C. If
they don't eat flake, white worms fed with some flake food is a way to get
the vit C into them. Most (all?) fish are unable to make vit. C for
themselves and the classic sign in cultured trout etc. is boney deformaties.
Barry Cooper, Chair email: bjc3 at cornell_edu
Department of Biomedical Sciences Voice: (607)253-3336
Section of Pathology FAX: (607)253-3317
College of Veterinary Medicine
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