NANFA-- swimming upstream, and fish color question

Jeremy Tiemann (
Fri, 20 Dec 2002 06:54:52 -0600

This has happen to me several times before, but what jumps out more
often are crayfish. I do not know how many time I would stumble to
the kitchen in the a.m., running late to class, clearing out the
sleep in my eye, when, CRUNCH, I stepped on a crispy crayfish. I do
not know why, but they always found the kitchen (maybe because Iam
always cooking fish and they want some?).

Here is a question that some might be able to answer. Senerio:

Three tanks (30 gal, 35 gal, and 10 gal) with everything from the
same location (e.g. water, fish, substrate, mussel valves, food,
etc.), and ratios for the tank are all the same. Everything is the
same except location (living room, living room, bedroom,
respectively) I cannot ever keep fish color in my 35 gal. I can
transplant fish from one tank to another, and when they are in the 35
gal... POOF... no color. The only thing that I can think of is
chemicals in the sealant. Any comments?

>This past week I have found 3 dead fish on the floor.
>Can anyone explain this to me, it is rather depressing. I'm not going to get
>more fish until I find out what is wrong with the little guys.

Jeremy Tiemann
Illinois Natural History Survey
Center for Biodiversity
607 E. Peabody Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 244-4594
Fax: (217) 333-4949
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