Re: [RML] Body Sliders

sbrooks (sbrooks at mail.cth.com.au)
Fri, 05 Jun 1998 18:28:42 -0400

Adrian
I've had similar problems with batches of fish from the ponds. At
present i suspect it may be caused from low DO's in ponds I have over
fertilised but
I'm yet to come up with proof that is the cause. It may even be high
temp's as it occurrs more regularly during the summer. The only good
point is it keeps the coalgrunters and jungle perch fed.

Steve

Adrian R. Tappin wrote:
>
> Body sliders are what I call rainbowfishes that haven't developed their swim
> bladder correctly. They usually swim with their head up a tail down and swim
> with jerky movements. Sometimes I end up with a lot of these in some of my
> spawnings and other times I have none. What has been other list members
> experience with this problem and does anyone know what actually causes it or
> does anyone have any theories on this subject.
>
> Adrian.
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