Re: NANFA-- Treating new arrivals

Roselawn Museum (
Mon, 30 Oct 2000 08:33:25 -0500

I agree. I have rescued several catches of warpaints and rainbow shiners
with Furan2. Before that, I would usually lose up to 50% of new arrivals.

Steven A. Ellis
Kennesaw, GA

At 12:07 AM 10/29/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Some of you have raised questions in the past about what to do
>about newly captured fishes which turn white and die. What they
>do at the museum here is dose the new arrivals with 36 mg/gal of
>nitrofurazone. A single treatment does the trick, and they report
>markedly reduced mortality due to capture stress. Since the
>standard aquarium dose is something like 50 mg/gal, you could
>use this dosage safely as well, and more conveniently due to the
>size of the OTC capsules (usually 250 or 500 mg).
>Nitrofurazone is available at many pet stores. It is also one of the
>components of Furan2.

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