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Why do feeder fish have so much diseases?

Badmans Tropical Fish Message Center: General message area: Why do feeder fish have so much diseases?
  

Anonymous

Sunday, March 24, 2002 - 12:50 am
i wanted to know why do feeder wish almost always have diseases? at the pet stores they seem to be doing alright but when i get them home and try to keep them for a period of time for my pirahna (so i can quarantine the feeder fish) why do they always end up dying?

  

joycedonley

Sunday, March 24, 2002 - 07:37 am
Most feeder fish are kept in very crowded,dirty conditions(like an overstocked tank). The stress from the overcrowding and poor water quality makes them very susceptible to disease. You are better using BB shrimp or breeding your own feeder guppy. Also sometimes goldfish carry pathogens which can make tropical fish very sick. Tropicals may not have the same resistance to some parasites normally only found in the goldfish environment.

  

rasta-puff

Tuesday, March 26, 2002 - 04:49 pm
oh dats very eazy.when u add coldfish to warmer waters dere not use to it for example feeder minnows..when det hit da warm waters after a day dey get either ich or fungus its becuz their kept in colder waters...aight...

 

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