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Re: Sunfish health problems
sounds like an ammonia problem...........change your feed to many
blackworms is a bad thing............:)
On Sat, 3 Oct 1998 00:45:44 EDT TysonTL at aol_com writes:
>I have had some reoccurring problems with many of my sunfish recently.
>thought maybe someone out there may have had some experience with the
>problems and might know how to treat them.
>Mostly on longear sunfish, an infection that resembles a fungus
>appears on the
>dorsal and caudal fins. Eventually the white "puffy" matter
>the fish is left with damaged fins that never seem to heal. This
>affect about 10% of the longears in my tanks and in excess of 25% in
>It virtually destroyed a beautiful show-quality male I had last year.
>treated him with a wide variety of medications over a period of time.
>from permanently damaged and shredded dorsal fin spines, he is
>and spawning in the ponds along with the other longears.
>This does not seem to kill or considerably weaken the fish, but I am
>nervous as it affects more and more longears. I would really like to
>anybody has any ideas on how to stop this or treat the affected fish.
>Another problem I have had with increasing frequency is a "cloudy
>infection that has been especially bad on warmouth (Lepomis gulosus).
>both or one of the eyes turns an opaque, cloudy white and within a few
>the fish wastes away and dies. I have lost 4 warmouth and 1 mud
>the last few months to this infection. This occurred in several
>tanks, so I don't think it is specific to the conditions in any one
>A similar problem has occurred in my dollar sunfish. They are
>maintained in a
>60 gallon tank. They have been very healthy and spawning for several
>but recently the dominant male was on a nest and developed a cloudy
>eye on one
>side. I was concerned because the fish clearly could not utilize such
>infected eye. I removed him to a hospital tank and treated him with
>amphicillex, but he died within a week. The next largest male began
>a new nest on the same site within a couple of weeks, but now he has
>the same cloudy eye condition!!! Is there something I am doing wrong?
> All my
>tanks are very well maintained with weekly water changes and
>Recently my longears have developed a similar but different condition
>one eye "degenerates". Some abnormally colored splotches develop in
>and it appears almost like there is a "hole" in the center of the
>am not sure if these conditions are due to dietary causes, water
>or otherwise. If anyone has any ideas on this or any of the other
>described, please contact me at: TysonTL at aol_com or post it on the
>list. I would like to know if anyone else has experienced any of
>conditions on Lepomis sunfish. I am starting to panic as these
>infections, or whatever they are) slowly eliminate my breeding stock
>at a time. Thank you for your thoughts on this matter.
>TysonTL at aol_com
>San Diego, CA, USA
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