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Re: Need some help!

Keep up the good work!  It may not be glamorous research, but it's the
'meat and potatoes' stuff of trial and error that will help us all.  Keep
us posted.


On Tue, 7 Jul 1998, Kudzu wrote:

> >>I agree with Peter. I had a single male Gambusia in a tank with fish
> which
> were all much larger than he was. Although, I rarely saw him bothering
> the
> other fish, many of them constantly had ripped fins, and these
> injuries
> sometimes developed fungus. After removing the little devil, all of
> these
> problems disappeared. Bottom line: never trust a mosquitofish.<<
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Well I sat one day and really watched the tank and its members. I got
> to noticing that the two small male Gambusia  (1/2 long) we constantly
> following the two females. After a while I realized they were chasing
> the females and nipping at her fins. I never saw them do that to
> others but probably were! They are all now back at home in the huge
> aquarium in my back yard (Tennessee River)
> I am going to get some salt and add to the tank. Then I will catch
> some more and see what happens. If I am injuring the fish it would
> have to be with the dip net. I dip the fish and put them in a 5 gallon
> bucket. When I transfer them to the tank I pour the contents slowly
> into the tank. The only exception is when I am gathering minnows for
> feeders and sometimes there are some Silversides in that. They get
> dipped in with a net. BTW I noticed one still alive in my 60 gallon
> the other day. He escaped being a meal and hides in the floating
> plants. He seems to be healthy and just may make it!
> Thanks for the input guys. While I hate killing fish I am enjoying
> learning how to keep them too.
> Jeff <*\\><
> "Consider carefully what you hear", he continued "With the measure
> you use it, it will be measured to you -- and even more.  Whoever has
> will
> be given more; whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken
> from
> him." Mark 4:24,25
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