Re: NANFA-- Emaciated Sliverjaw minnow

Sajjad Lateef (
Thu, 19 Dec 2002 09:12:06 -0800 (PST)

--- Christopher Scharpf <> wrote:
> Sajjad,
> Two things,
> 1) The silverjaw may be unhappy being by itself; in the nature the
> species
> is a shoaling fish.
> 2) Since the fish is wild caught, maybe it is old and at the end of
> its life
> span.
> 3) Silverjaws don't compete well for food in the aquarium.

Thanks, Chris (and thanks for the bonus "thing" :-)

I am more inclined to think that it's either not getting enough
food or it has internal parasites. Let me see what I can do
with sinking food, a plastic tank divider and if that doesn't help,
then a sea-water bath to evict any internal parasites.

(no room or family approval or spare time for another tank :)

Thanks again everybody,


Sajjad Lateef
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