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"Jay DeLong" <jdelong at nwifc_wa.gov>: Re: NANFA-- More articles...........

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From: "Jay DeLong" <jdelong at nwifc_wa.gov>
To: nanfa at aquaria_net
Subject: Re: NANFA-- More articles...........
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 13:35:21 +0000
Message-ID: <199711202138.NAA00586 at chinook_nwifc.wa.gov>

Robert Rice's article said:

> then dip out your
> fish into the tank, never, I repeat, never dump the water
> into the tank, that is the number one way to transmit
> disease and parasites.

and predators in my case.  Periodically I dip algae from a pond and 
dump it into a tank of Lucania parva.  The killies love this and I do 
it for that tank only.  I can't get them to take flake or live food 
nearly as well as they like to graze on algae and its associated 
animal life.

So, I am willing to take the chance of introducing a parasite (mostly 
they are in other organisms or in sediments anyway).   A couple of 
weeks ago I noticed a large molting dragonfly larvae in the tank as I 
changed the water.  The tank has a very dense mass of Hornwort.  I 
think the dragonfly was in there for over a month and killed at least 
one fish, probably more.  I thought I was feeding the fish and the 
fish ended up being the food (I'm an idiot).  Gotta check that algae 
more closely from now on...

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

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