- Jun 2, 2020
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Chapter 3: Keeping Healthy Fish (pg 35-49), played a huge part in changing the way I see food and my fish, which undoubtedly, has played a huge part in the health and lifespan of my fish overall.
And the fact that in 50 years the OP thinks none of his fish died from infectious disease is laughable.
I can tell you for certain it is not minute amounts of terrestrial bacteria from soil helping the immune system fight mucosal membrane based parasites. Marine fish have no requirement for soil which should be common sense but somehow is not.
Old age is not a cause of death.
So unless you perform a necropsy (and know what to look for) on each and every fish that died in the tank, well you can't rule out infectious disease.
Paul my question was specifically about tanks from LFSs. They usually are running so much anit-parasitic stuff you would think that the fish would be superman, alas we all know the truth.Hudu the vast majority of fish deaths "in tanks" are from some sort of parasite.
On the subject of Autism.
I know to younger folks it will seem crazy but growing up in the 1970's-1980's I had never even heard of Autism! I never met a kid in school that had it and I don't remember the subject ever coming up on the news. Then in the 90s this problem just seemed to be happening to kids everywhere.
I now have two nephews with it and they are the first in several generations of the family to have it.
I did some research on it and found that in the 80's only 1 in 1000 kids had Autism and today it's 16 in 1000. Whats changed? It could be our diets as PaulB suggested or it could be one of the newer vaccines. I know myself and almost every kid had all our Vaccine shots growing up but I have no idea if something has been added or changed in the last 30 years. At one point I thought it had to be related to all the TV and video games kids play but I now feel confident that is not the case. Some people say it's just that we are more aware of the signs of it. Nope my wife has worked in the Medical field since the mid 1980s and she says that what she see's today is nothing like what it was when she started.
Could it be Pollution, processed foods, the list goes on. It's one of those mysteries that I wish they would solve.
http://stores.canadianaquafarm.com/grindal-worm-starter-live-culture/We have a vermiculture set up for composting - will our red wriggler worms work instead of these white worms? If not, where might one acquire the white worms (in Canada)
Lol, I have no clue why people want to argue with you every time you post a thread.
This makes no sense to me. But then again, I didn't have to go to college.If you're going to argue you have no infectious disease, then you best have no infectious disease.
Maybe so, but he has the oldest tank on here, College degree or not.The OP is clearly not a trained fish biologist and for him to say he knows how fish die is ridiculous.
No, I don't. We were talking about ,malaria and stds not a tooth ache that I got when my head was bashed in from 40 tons of artillery rounds exploding near me that caused the death of about 20 men.For instance OP never saw disease in Nam but had his tooth pulled. Do you see the disconnect with that statement?
I am sorry for saying a piece of dirt killed your fish. It could have been something in the soil that was poisonous so I could have been wrong.OP because he has still not apologized to the person he impugned in the beginning of this thread.
I have no idea, but younger than me I assume.And how old do you believe I am?
How much of that schooling was fish biology or how to keep fish healthy or keep a reef tank running which this thread is about?however I've studied for a long long time and know a decent amount about this particular subject.
Yes I took an anti malaria pill every day but I don't think I mentioned bandaging or using iodine except to purify drinking water. The medics bandaged, I didn't have to do that.And all the malaria pills, the bandaging and likely use of ETOH or iodine to cleanse wounds?
Did I say I was immune from anything or I ever had an STI? I don't remember that.Why if your immune system is wonderful would you even bother? And heck why would you even get STIs? Why would disease even be happening if your already immune?
Then why are you on it? There are plenty of threads I disagree with so I just don't go on them. I don't go there just to argue with the op as that would be stupid and I am not stupid and have done many things in my life that I am proud of.The amount of ageist rhetoric in this post is beyond the pale.
Flampton, an old professor told me when I was a young man, "you can be absolutely right (about something), but YOU can be wrong - at the same time."
i.e. someone else saying the same thing with a different approach could convince more people.
I'm not saying you're right on the topic, just observing the thread bcs it's Paul B's. Your writing is technically good but the approach reminds me of some engineers.