RE: [RML] Tropical Fish Granuloma

Mach T. Fukada (fukada at
Mon, 15 Jun 1998 09:06:14 -1000

I think I did the same with my adult population of P. connieae. They
bulked up really nicely, egg production was up, but the males seemed to end
up with ruptured intestines and internal hemorages. The seemed to get
overly fat, I didn't get do a post mortem. I am looking at breaking down
this tank, clorox (including females in it :-( ) just in case there was an
out break of something wierd.


> 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??
>-> Ralph,
>-> 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
Honolulu Aquarium Society