RE: NANFA-- Sorry, I can't let it die just yet

Jay DeLong (
Tue, 14 Dec 1999 07:01:21 -0800

Martin said:
> What about the danger of transmitting pathogens or fish eggs via
> dipnets and seines (a large danger in ornatmental fish culture)?
> Water left in collecting buckets??

It's a good idea to always treat your collecting gear and containers with a
disinfectant when moving between water bodies-- Chlorine, iodophor, even
sunlight. Also make sure you never transfer aquatic plants between
collecting sites.

> Martin Moore
> Producer and Director: "Vibrio Unchained", now available on video
> cassette. Starring Willy and Oscar.

Only a few years ago there was a segment on 20/20 or some other primetime
news program about a child who became deathly sick, and her doctor couldn't
diagnose her illness. It was only after exhausting all other possible
causes that they found out her father had dumped his aquarium water in the
bathtub and the child had taken a bath and ingested some of the residual
water. She contracted a disease from South America through South American

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

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