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Posted By: Jim Powers <email@example.com> In Response To: hmmmmm (Barbara)
Date: Monday, 12 January 2004, at 6:07 p.m.
In Response To: hmmmmm (Barbara)
Well, Barbara, hillstreams in lfs can often be seen with patchy color. Usually, this indicates some kind of internal bacterial infection that often leads to death. About two years ago, I introduced an unquarentened Sinogastromyzon that brought a bacterial disease into the tank. It soon died. However,several of the other hillstreams began hiding, quit eating and developing a patchy coloration. Treatment with Maracyn 2 brought the appetite and color of the fish back. Unfortunately, as many on this board know, this "bug" has come back over and over, and become resistant. I now have a UV sterilizer on this tank. So, you can see why I get nervous when I see coloration like that seen in the angelicus shown above.
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