I have always heard that cold temps suppress immune systems of fish,
especially in reference to koi in the spring. Of course, koi are not
crappies and I have no proof either way.
On Sunday 10 November 2002 07:56 pm, Bob Bock wrote:
> Well, they're young fish, probably stressed out by a cross country ride in
> a mail truck. I'm also toying with the idea of cold treatment (putting
> them outside) and/or putting some oak leaves in with them. I've seen cold
> treatment clear up infections for a time. I've also heard that tannins in
> leaves also have antibiotic properties.
> Thanks, Bruce.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bruce Stallsmith" <fundulus_at_hotmail.com>
> To: <nanfa_at_aquaria.net>
> Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2002 7:23 PM
> Subject: Re: NANFA-- fish parasites
> > This kind of infection (bacterial I bet) means that the fish are either
> > 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" <bockhouse_at_earthlink.net>
> > >Reply-To: nanfa_at_aquaria.net
> > >To: <nanfa_at_aquaria.net>
> > >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 be
> > >slowly eating away at their caudal fins. I have no idea what it could
> > >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.
> > >
> > >Signed,
> > >
> > >Troubled in Mollyville
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