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Old 07-08-2008, 02:18 PM   #1
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How to PREVENT lateral line disease

I did have a fish afew yrs ago who developed this, and I read about it and it wouldnt eat Anything that it was suppose to to prevent this.. My water was good and everything, I did water changes, and tests all the time.
I fed them, reg. sm. pellets, dried seaweed, brine shrimp, clams, plankton, and a variety in those frozen cubes!
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Old 07-08-2008, 04:36 PM   #2
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I think soaking food with any of the HUFA supplements like Selcon will help in preventing/curing it - but if your fish wouldn't eat it not sure what else.
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I did infact soak the seaweed for this fish, didnt help...Infact I did all this before the lines showed. I was mad when I first noticed it. Its permenant isnt it? The fish lasted quite awhile, and grew nicely...Id like another but I didnt like how it ruined the fish....My husband & kids started calling it "scarface"
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oh your poor fish! I'm sorry i know nothing about LLD but I know that the little bit of info i have read suggests there was nothing more you could do to prevent it...or cure it
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What kind of fish had this happen?

You say your water parameters were good, what did you test and what did the results show?

What else was in the tank?

Water quality, stress and diet seem to be major causes for this.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:50 PM   #6
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Koran Angel Fish, I tested everything I could in my sw kit and everything was in the accurate level. It was very happy also, it didnt seem stressed to me, a clown, a niger trigger, and a snowflake eel.
This fish just wouldnt eat anything that would prevent lateral lines, it was picky! I think Ill just try again someday and see what happens...I dont want an ugly fish though, they are so pretty.
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This fish just wouldnt eat anything that would prevent lateral lines, it was picky!
Perhaps a blender mash of several foods would have helped or may help next time?
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I'm confused, why does anyone think that there is some magic food pill that will prevent this disease? TBOMK there has never been any definitive cause determined. Poor nutrition is one of the theories floated out there but so are many other things. When vitamin supplements are added many see results but these results are all anecdotal evidence. IMO, as with most aquaria issues good water, good food, low stress and a ground probe go a long way toward prevention. Though as in any species some are just more susceptible to certain diseases.
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So, even if my fish wasnt a picky eater...the lateral line disease still could of been in my fish? Strange, I guess they get things just like humans do! Im not saying Ill never get a fish thats prone to this again BUT Ill use caution...B/C Its such an eye sore...to a nice looking good fish!
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The captain gave you the best advice. Regular pwc's to keep pristine water conditions helps prevent most diseases. There is a theory that small electric currents could cause it, hence the recomendation for a groound probe. That has never been proven. You are correct, that just like people sometimes fish just get sick and die.
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