NANFA-L-- spastic redside dace

Subject: NANFA-L-- spastic redside dace
From: Lori Austin (
Date: Wed Dec 08 2004 - 17:03:30 CST

yesterday morning I collected 6 adult redside dace...carefully limited handling time and transported them in my five gallon bucket back to my house as careful as possible....when-in-home I tried to take a peek...I slid the lid off the bucket and instantly three came shooting out and onto the basement floor... what happened next was simply not good... trying to scoop them up with a dry hand...I believe eventually all came out of the bucket before I got smart...
Anyway, an hour ago I finally put them in my tank. Some appear to have bruised swollen faces but swimming fine otherwise. Also, one has a raised small circular lump on its side..looks like it is under the skin. Does anyone recommend treating them with anything as a preventative or just let em go and see what happens? Salt is controversial as far as effectiveness...but what about a general antibiotic or parasite remedy... I am thinking more from the damage during handling... but maybe the lump is a concern as well

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