Fungus guard


Fri May 14 08:40:00 EST 2004


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Fungus problems, the common external fuzz variety, are usually just a
secondary indicator of a more basic problem.   Poor water quality and over
feeding are the most common sources of fungus problem.
To all interest in animal husbandry issues:

Fungus problems, the common external fuzz variety, are usually just a
secondary indicator of a more basic problem.   Poor water quality and over
feeding are the most common sources of fungus problem.

The best solution to fungus problems is to correct the cause and flush all
the infected fish.


Without attacking the basic problem, using Fungus Guard may create more
problems that it solves.  Too much of the stuff my impact your
bio-filtration, which will decrease your water quality and everything
cycles down hill.

There are some internal fungal pathogens, but these are not obvious and
"fungus guard" will probably be useless against these pathogens.  The
pathologists at U. of Oregon could be of help with these true pathogens.

You have to be specific about every problem and develop a strategy to
control the problem while being aware of the secondary impacts on the
overall system.  Remember, all recycle systems require complex
microbiological ecology to function properly.  That means that you must
view your systems as complete ecology, not just fish in a tank.

Dallas


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Dallas E. Weaver, Ph.D.
Scientific Hatcheries
5542 Engineer Dr.
Huntington Beach, Ca 92649
deweaver at surfcity.net
http://ScientificHatcheries.com

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