NANFA-- Emaciated Sliverjaw minnow

Sajjad Lateef (
Wed, 18 Dec 2002 09:53:57 -0800 (PST)

I have a single Silverjaw minnow in a 20L with several
other minnows (Red Shiners, hornyhead chub, blackspot
shiners, loach minnow, blackstripe topminnow and a bluntnose
shiner) collected back in October near Urbana.

It's not doing too well. In fact, it's emaciated and very
skinny looking and may not survive much longer. All other
fish from the same location (hornyhead chub, blackspot shiner)
are doing very well and getting plumper. All other fish are
relatively aggressive at attacking the food.

I feed FD krill and plankton flakes (from brineshripdirect)
every other day. Water is clean and changed every other week.
Lots of plants and hiding places.

I'd like to save this fish if I can (since it's pretty).
Any suggestions? Could it be internal parasites?



Sajjad Lateef
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