Re: NANFA-- silverside survivers

R. W. Wolff (
Sat, 14 Oct 2000 11:41:17 -0500

> of months I started losing 1 or 2 fish a week. Their normally translucent
> bodies would get milky and they would die. I added a bunch of ocean salt
> to the water and brought the salinity up to 1.018.

I think this a bacterial infection. I had the same problem with Fundulus
luciae, and that was the cure also, as i was keeping them in fresh water
with no measubable salinity.

> I have read that brook silversides are widely introduced as a forage fish
> for introduced game fish. I really have to wonder why fisheries
> can move this things so easily and we can't.

Possibly they do this in very early spring or very late fall when
temperatures are better for transporting fragile fish, like trout.


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