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  • in reply to: Looking For Puffer Fish Resources #347892

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    QUOTE (Matt @ Apr 20 2012, 02:11 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Are you looking for a species reference or general care book?

    I am looking for a review essentially of puffer fish. I am not as concerned with information on care. I am more interested in ecology, behavior, and phylogeny.


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    QUOTE (Colin @ Aug 19 2011, 05:44 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Hi,

    I have seen this with some bubblenesters but usually only if they are moving the fry from one nest to another, perhaps for safety reasons. Sometimes females Bettas might try and steal a few eggs/fry for themselves, I have seen this with coccina group fish now.

    Maybe the male got distracted while moving fry by a quick fight / display?

    cheers
    Colin

    The male went on to do this a few times. What I also found strange was that the fry were already able to swim horizontally. I would perhaps expect it if they were still vertical, but I thought they lost interest in the fry once they were able to swim.

    in reply to: Will The Website Eventually Add Saltwater Fish Profiles #344961

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    Well you do an excellent job, Matt, for all you have on your plate. It is very much appreciated.

    in reply to: Possible Fish Tb #343292

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    So do you think UV filtering for a time is a viable option to get rid of the bacteria?

    QUOTE (Carnivora @ May 13 2011, 04:37 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Thank you for the post. It was very informative and helpful.

    Any other advice or experiences would be helpful.

    in reply to: Possible Fish Tb #343203

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    Thank you for the post. It was very informative and helpful.

    Any other advice or experiences would be helpful.

    QUOTE (poshsouthernbird @ May 13 2011, 01:21 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I’ve never had to deal with it myself but I’ve seen it discussed on other forums, the info from Diana Walstad seems to held in reasonably high regard. Have you seen her article about it?

    Diana Walstad article on mycobacterium

    HTH

    in reply to: Possible Fish Tb #343146

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    Well, all but one fish are showing symptoms. Does TB not kill immediately? The golden barb with the bent spine has been that way for months.

    I take it you think it is TB too eh?

    QUOTE (Sonny Disposition @ May 11 2011, 12:24 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I had a similar experience, starting with Pimephales promelas, working through Poecilids, and eventually showing up in botia striata.

    A de-wormer didn’t seem to work.

    I’ve read that kanamycin is the only treatment that works against fish TB, and not very well or consistently at that.

    My fish improved slightly when I switch from our slightly alkaline tap to rain water. The pimephales seemed to improve a little when I switched them from my homemade food to spirulina wafers. Again, though, none of the fish ever recovered completely.

    A veterinarian friend of mine told me that the best course is to remove the affected individuals before it spreads.

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