RE: NANFA-L-- Killer rain?

Bob Bock (
Wed, 31 Aug 2005 08:50:30 -0400 (GMT-04:00)

I missed this. I had a similar experience, althought I can't attribute it to the rain. I put approximately 50 small black banded sunfish outside in an outdoor tub of about 50 gallons. Likewise, I also put 5 adults in an adjacent tub of the same size. I'd checked on them periodically with a dip net. About a month went by before I checked, and I was unable to find any black bandeds. After draining both tubs dry, I was left with only one small fish. We've had a lot of rain; I don't think the rain is the culprit, though, as I've been using rain water for water changes on the inside tanks.

I did have a weird experience with rain water last year, though. After a water change with new rain water, I lost several corydoras paleatus. The other residents of the tank, including two or three other Corydoras species, were fine.

-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Zarlinga <>
Sent: Aug 31, 2005 7:33 AM
Subject: RE: NANFA-L-- Killer rain?

I have not seen any more post on this. Was there any further discussions?

Nick Zarlinga

><)> -----Original Message-----
><)> Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 4:25 PM
><)> To:;
><)> Subject: NANFA-L-- Killer rain?
><)> After some heavy rains this week, I've lost all
><)> the fish in all my
><)> ponds.. When I went to the local petshop for some
><)> supplies, I discovered
><)> that everyone in town had the same problem. After
><)> Friday's big rain,
><)> everything died in every pond in town. Nothing was
><)> spared but the
><)> vascular plants; fish, tadpoles, even aquatic
><)> insects were all wiped out
><)> completely, along with the algae. Now everyone's
><)> ponds are nearly
><)> crystal clear but nearly devoid of life.
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