Re: NANFA-- darter "ich" and nutrition

Roselawn Museum (
Tue, 02 Oct 2001 11:16:34 -0400

Hi Nick

I have always had really good results with Furan2. Just follow the
directions on the package. In really stubborn cases, you may have to repeat
the series. As for feeding the darters, I can always get them to eat freeze
dried blood worms. Most of them can also be "trained" to take flake food. I
use blacktail shiners (C. venusta) as my "training units".

Steven A. Ellis
Kennesaw, GA
God Bless America

At 07:46 PM 9/27/01 -0400, you wrote:
>My newly collected darters, hog suckers, and redside dace seem to be
>getting the "ich". What have you folks used in the past to treat these
>types of fish. I presume that they are somewhat sensitive to malachite
>green or copper?
>Also, I would be curious to get a quick poll as to what people are feeding
>their darters, especially the smaller ones.
>One last one, what kind of longevity records have folks experienced with
>your darters?
>Nick Zarlinga
>Aquarium Biologist
>Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
>216-661-6500 ex 4485
>"Fish worship... is it wrong??" (Ray Troll)

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