Re: NANFA-- fin rot advice

Roselawn Museum (
Thu, 13 Jun 2002 09:58:02 -0400

I gotta' agree with Chris. I change out 1/3 of the water in all my tanks
each week. Timewise, it can be a hassle, but my fish mortality rate has
dropped to nearly nothing since I started doing it. Using a little extra
care with new fish and/or plants is also important.

Steven A. Ellis
Kennesaw, GA

>I've experienced a similar if not identical problem with a brown bullhead
>(Ameiurus nebulosus). Because it is a hardy catfish that can withstand a
>lot of abuse, its tank is often the one tank that doesn't get a water change
>when I'm pressed for time. So water quality drops, the fish stops eating,
>the food I throw in at night before bedtime goes uneaten and spoils the
>water even more, and so on. As Lee Harper said in his earlier e-mail,
>water change, water change, water change.
>In fact, I would go so far as to say that 96% of all aquarium fish health
>problems are related to water quality. After all, you're not keeping fish.
>You're keeping water!
>Chris Scharpf
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