Re: NANFA-L-- Speaking of Parasites- mummichog

Bob Bock (
Fri, 14 Jan 2005 14:54:02 -0500 (GMT-05:00)

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<DIV>Yes, actually, there is a literature of sodium substituting for calcium in many marine species.<BR><BR><BR>-----Original Message----- <BR>From: <BR>Sent: Jan 14, 2005 2:11 PM <BR>To: <BR>Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Speaking of Parasites- mummichog <BR><BR><ZZZHTML><FONT face=arial,helvetica><ZZZHTML><FONT lang=0 face=Arial size=2 FAMILY="SANSSERIF" PTSIZE="10">In a message dated 1/14/05 1:24:40 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:<BR><BR><BR>
<BLOCKQUOTE style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px" TYPE="CITE">I never could keep Mummichogs without salt until I installed an automatic <BR>water change system. Since then they are thriving. Seems strange since they seem <BR>to tolerate pretty bad water in the wild.<BR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR><BR>I seem to remember that very hard water can substitute for salt in some circumstances. Is there any chance your water is hard? Around here the creeks are very hard black water and blue crabs come up into completely freshwater due to the high calcium content. Some even live in freshwater lakes they are trapped in when the larvae come up stream. When they are locked in these lakes they get to be huge more than 13" across the shell. Any way hard water can in some cases substitute for salt water.<BR><BR><BR>Moon </FONT></ZZZHTML></DIV></FONT></BODY>
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