check your water and let me know. I can probablly get a bunch more to you
for shipping :-)
>Hey Mach. I was out of town this weekend and missed a single feeding.
>Something went wrong as all of the furcatus are dead as of Sunday night.
>All were in great shape and feeding well on Friday afternoon. I feed
>heavily on whiteworms. Do you think that could have been a problem?
>Dr. Ralph Taylor
>Associate Dean, College of Science
>270 Science Building
>Phone: (304) 696-2338
>FAX: (304) 696-3243
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mach T. Fukada [SMTP:fukada at hawaii.edu]
> Sent: Sunday, June 14, 1998 7:32 PM
> To: rainbowfish at pcug.org.au
> Subject: Re: [RML] Tropical Fish Granuloma
> Allmost the same thing that the vet that deals with fish here in
> said. It is everywhere. It can be present on plants, moist
> anything. There is allomst nothing we can do about it. More
> is to determine the conditions that makes M. marinum pathogenic.
> like most of the time it is a saprophyte or weak pathogen that
> of compromised health (poor water quality (pH, ammonia, etc)
> etc. There have been reports of virulent pathogeninc strains
> ammuck and wiping out people (Fred Morita's swortail, platty,
> opperation). In these cases virtually overnight it spread from
> asymptomatic fish to the rest of the tanks. However, I will
> after testing his water it seems that it had a hight pH (8.0)
> buffering (KH effectively 0). So his pH fluctuates widely and I
> results in the fish being stressed out.
> saw your article in the mag. looks good. Nice to see
> bows are getting some good press. No Pseudomugils, I was bummed
> >In my continuing quest to find a solution to the
> >faced by fishkeepers I stumbled across an article written in
> >Tropical Fish Granuloma. I will be reprinting the article in a
> >Bulletin. However, here is an interesting extract:
> >"Mansson reported a similar case in Sweden in 1970, and
> >as a possible source of infection. Mansson found M. marinum not
>only in a
> >patient's skin lesions, but also in sand snails and dead fish
> >patient's aquarium, and in mud in a pond from which Daphnia had
> >collected and fed to the fish. Also in 1970 were reported three
> >of M. marinum infection in California, all of aquarists who cut
> >just before or during work on a tropical aquarium.
> >The first cases in the southern hemisphere were reported from
> >Zealand, in 1971. One was a tropical fish keeper at the
> >another a pet shop owner, and a third a part time assistant in
>a pet shop.
> >M. marinum was isolated from all three cases. Tanks at the Zoo
>and the pet
> >shops, and also the elephant pond at the Zoo from which the
> >Daphnia, were checked for the presence of M. marinum. It was
>found in five
> >tanks at the Zoo, and in a dead ram and a dead axolotl at the
>Zoo, but not
> >at the other sites. Cultures from a Danish brand of dried
>daphnia were also
> >negative (drying or freeze-drying would not kill M. marinum if
> > Adrian R. Tappin
> > "Home of the Rainbowfish"
> > http://www.ecn.net.au/~atappin/home.htm
> Mach T. Fukada, Web Master
> fukada at hawaii.edu
> Honolulu Aquarium Society
Mach T. Fukada, Web Master
fukada at hawaii.edu
Honolulu Aquarium Society