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Re: 100% death.

I would suspect either the garden hose and/or runoff.  Most garden hoses 
have plasticizers and other toxins that can leach out and kill fish, 
which is why only hoses rated for drinking water should be used for fish 
projects.  Cost a bit more, but a lot safer. Many of the pesticides we 
use around our homes are also toxic, which is why one should not allow 
runoff from yards, etc. to drain to a pond.

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>Subject: 100% death.
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>I just complete drained my pond.  :(  Not a single fish was found at 
>:(  The pond was stocked with the following:
>100+++ Feeder guppies.
>1 pair breeding Paratheraps. :(:(:(
>6 Olmstedi Darters
>6 White Cloud minnows.
>3 Tetras.
>Several of the guppies were found dead, aswas one of the paratheraps 
>one darter. All
>had a pinched in belly.  I'm unsure of what killed them.  Four 
>kinds of insects were found, and I'm wondering if one may be the 
>though a 100% parasite killing is unlikely at best.  The first was
>mosquito larvae.  The second was a red, scarlet red, worm that maxed 
>2.5 CM.  The third was a small beatle.  The final was another red worm,
>thogh less red and smaller.  It was found in mud on the rocks, that 
>to have been assembled.  The mud "homes" were about 3cm long, though 
>were longer, and oval shaped.  The worms were only found by crushing 
>Any ideas on what the mystery worms where, and if they could be the
>Any other ideas on culprits?  I'm thinking possibly a polutant.  

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