> I am inclined to agree with Mach on this one from first hand
>experience. Also, I find that feeding whiteworms is much too rich of a
>food for furcatas. Even with great water quality there seems to be
>internal problems with them digesting all that animal fat. I used to
>lose them one by one when I fed worms. Even though the worms boosted
>egg production, it isn't worth losing your breeders for a few extra eggs.
>Why not try growing daphnia, brine shrimp and rotifers??
>-> I am more inclined to believe it was a pH crash. This happened to
>-> me when I first got them. Please check what your KH, hardness and
>-> pH are. It sounds like a problems that a friend of mine here on Oahu
>-> has. Where I live in Manoa (the valley of rainbows, really ;-) we
>-> have magic water that prevents this. However there are those that
>-> will suggest that a steady diet of white worms are much too rich for
>-> most bows, too much fat.
>-> check your water and let me know. I can probablly get a bunch more
>-> to you
>-> for shipping :-) MTF
Mach T. Fukada, Web Master
fukada at hawaii.edu
Honolulu Aquarium Society