Re: NANFA-- ohio darters

Mark B (
Mon, 7 Aug 2000 14:35:01 -0400

At 1:00 PM -0400 8/6/00, Frauley Elson wrote:
>All the fish are safely in Montreal now, however, I have a last
>question. The greensides have what appear to be tiny leeches on their
>fins. How should I treat them?

Pat Johnson just got some arrow darters with small leeches on them.
Yesterday, he was picking them off one by one with tweezers and a knife
blade. These things were hard and rubbery, and would more often break in
half than come loose. It was nearly impossible to grip them with the
tweezers. He went to the knife blade and thumb nail. The fish was looking
very stressed after a while of this. I gave him some Trifon and warned
that I would make no predictions about how it might effect the darters.
Also that it is highly toxic and should be handled with extreme caution.
It's a Kordon product that I got from ThatFishPlace, 888-842-8738. I have
not used it for leeches yet, but have used it successfully for Ergasilus.

Mark Binkley
Columbus Ohio USA <))><

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