From: David Schleser <natimg at flash.net>
To: Gary Lange <gwlange at stlnet.com>
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2000 10:26 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: [RML] White spots on eyes of m. bosemani
>Good to hear from you. When are you going to go on one of my Peruvian
>fish collecting trips??????
>If these white spots look like what I think they do, they are usually the
>of infections of the cornea secondary to injury from poor water conditions.
>start as a cloudiness, then seem to grow a pimple in the center of the
>area, and then the pimple seems to burst and crater. I would check the
>quality for pH and nitrates, do a big water change, clean filters
>if they are long neglected undergravel type). Then move affected fishes to
>separate tank with a well conditioned sponge filter, 1 tbs. salt per gallon
>an antibiotic that will not destroy biological filtration. I like Furan-2.
>This is a different condition than what I think that I spoke about. What I
>mentioned was a pimple developing in the soft tissue of the orbit around
>eye, and sometimes at the bases of fins. This is fish TB, or
>By the way, I am the on-line freshwater fish "Expert" for Petstore.com.
>can send me a question and I will answer it within 72 hours. Write me at
><freshwater at petstore.com>.
>Gary Lange wrote:
>> Hey Dave,
>> After seeing this email posted on the rainbowfish mail list I thought I
>> remembered you talking about it down in Dallas. I've seen it before and
>> could have sworn you mentioned it in your talk, but I couldn't remember
>> to do for it. If it sounds like an easy answer please blip me back and
>> post it, crediting you. I also want to know if it affects my fish the
>> time. Usually I've seen it when water quality has been a little lax.
>> gary lange
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Eric Johnson <etj at nwlink.com>
>> To: rainbowfish at pcug.org.au <rainbowfish at pcug.org.au>
>> Date: Monday, April 17, 2000 4:28 PM
>> Subject: [RML] White spots on eyes of m. bosemani
>> >Several, but not all, of my m. bosemanis have developed white spots in
>> >of their eyes. others of the same species and other species (m. praecox,
>> >siamensis) in the same tank do not show any problems.
>> >Any idea what this is and how to treat? As soon as a move a batch of fry
>> >one of my smaller tanks I'll have a tank available to use as a hispital
>> >for the affected fish.
>> >Also, is there anyone on this list from the Seattle, WA, USA area?