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Re: Belly Sliders and oxygen
In a message dated 12/16/98 11:39:53 AM, AUS62 at aol_com writes:
<<That is an interesting observation -- oxygen pills to prevent belly sliders
our annual fish. Does anyone utilize active aeration of the container when
when the water is added to the peat? If extra oxygen is the solution, this
should prove effective for insuring normal fry. I intend to try it.
Yours, Harry Specht >>
I have never done this but it is worth considering. It would need to be
gentle enough not to bang the fry around too much. It would need to be turned
off when trying to check for fry hatched so the peat can settle. I'll try it
also. The other possibility is that the 'oxygen pills' do something else. Does
anyone know what they are? Are they similar to the ones used by fishermen in
bait buckets. I use a battery operated air pump in my bait bucket, so I have
not tried them.