microorganisms in fish tanks

Lynn kees.lyn at xtra.co.nz
Tue Mar 13 03:53:16 EST 2001

UtchWilly at aol.com wrote:
> I am in a Biology class at Fauquier High School, in Warrenton, VA. I am currently working on a study of the microorganisms in both fresh and salt water fish tanks. As of yet, I am unsuccessful in finding anything. Is this an error on my part, or are there no microorganisms in the fish tanks?
> Dutch W.

What are you doing to find them? If you are growing cultures on agar
plates it is possible you have so many that they are very tiny and you
cant actually see them. As there is likely to be millions of them you
will probably need to dilute your sample quite substantially.

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