Re: NANFA-L-- Quick Cure or Salt

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Quick Cure or Salt
From: James Smith (
Date: Mon Dec 13 2004 - 08:54:58 CST

I've seen this a lot with collected fish and tropicals that came from
shady fish stores. I'm pretty sure it's some sort of parasite and salt
dips have worked for me.

Nitrites can also cause fish to scratch like this btw.

White suckers are awesome in an aquarium. They are very active,
constantly looking for food. The downside is how big they get.


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Lori Austin
> To:
> Sent: 12/13/2004 6:19:09 AM
> Subject: NANFA-L-- Quick Cure or Salt
> I was able to catch 5 YOY longear sunfish (quarter size) during cold weather
> (flurries) on Saturday by dipping undercut banks (little overhanging brush).
> After acclimating overnight the fish have been released into my 40 gallon
> aquarium and appear to be adapting...took bloodworms after an hour. But did
> notice all seem to be scratching on rocks or wood in tank...although I don't
> see any signs of Ich. Temps are 68...not sure whether to use quick cure or
> salt...other inhabitants include fantail darters and redside dace. Is
> quick cure a darter killer?
> I have seen a few postings about white suckers. Would they make a good
> scavenger for food that does not get eaten? I don't want something that
> gets too big.
> thanks
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