Re: NANFA-- MMM ... warpaint shiners

Mike Thennet (
Wed, 21 Mar 2001 09:36:25 -0500

> While they are very beautiful, they seem unusually prone to infection. It's a
> good idea to treat them with medicine as soon as you get them home, if not in
> the collection bucket.

Mountain redbelly dace are very sensitive as well. I have the best luck bringing
them home when tetracycline is added to the collection cooler at the time of
capture. Survival rates improve dramatically. Just ask Mark Binkley. Also bring
as much water, in a cooler, from the collection site as possible. It will help
acclimate the fish at home with minimal losses. Remember to continue the
medication for its duration.


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