Originally Posted by Mahsfish
Okay I have a bad feeling sbd is genetic now. Hopefully this is not the case though.
Would it be possible to see banana before he leaves? I'd like to see his progress since I've had him
This is the first swim bladder issue Ive had with any spawn. I think it was due to my over feed during a critical point of gastro development. Interestingly the spawn was divided into 2, one group given a probiotic bacterial supplement immediately after hatch and the other group not given the supplement. The bacterial group developed no issues so far, 0 out of 60-65, but the non supplement fry has 3-5 out of 70-75 with swb.
I will pm you some pics of Banana this week B. I do find one particular fin rot bacteria does very well in our water and causes raggy and curly fins. Once the water hardness is reduced to 3 it seems be much less active. If you add 20% rain or RO to the tap it seems to not be a problem, but you have to be careful and keep it premixed and tested to keep it consistent or stability fluctuations can cause big problems. Eventually I will be using a ro system with mineral additives to improve the water quality but for now just trying to use my rain barrel. Problem is we have had almost no rain here and since money is tight the RO is on the backburner.