Re: NANFA-- fish parasites

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sun, 10 Nov 2002 19:23:07 -0500

This kind of infection (bacterial I bet) means that the fish are either old
and dying, or under environmental stress. I would do the last tetracycline
treatment, wait a few days, and then do a large, maybe 50% water change.
That ain't no guarantee, of course!

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: "Bob Bock" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: Re: NANFA-- fish parasites
>Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2002 15:09:22 -0500
>Dear Dr. Scharpfenfisch:
>My crappies have some kind of bacterial or fungal infection that seems to
>slowly eating away at their caudal fins. I have no idea what it could be,
>what with being fairly clueless and all. My best guess was to treat with
>Paragon, and to throw in some extra tetracycline that I found way in the
>back of the fish cabinet. The infection doesn't seem to be getting any
>worse, but then again doesn't seem to be getting any better.
>I've been treating for about six days now and I dose with the last
>tetracycline tablet tomorrow. Please tell me what to do, so I can avoid
>going out to buy more tetracycline on my day off.
>Troubled in Mollyville
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