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Indiaqualover
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PostPosted: 2005.03.10(Thu)2:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have some ping-pong balls floating on the tank always. I believe that keeps drop eye away.
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MattTVI
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PostPosted: 2005.03.10(Thu)7:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

prakash_sritharan wrote:
I have some ping-pong balls floating on the tank always. I believe that keeps drop eye away.


are you serious? where did you get that information?
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Indiaqualover
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PostPosted: 2005.03.10(Thu)9:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

I came across that link in some website. I'm unable to recall. But it must have worked for someone. Why would they float ping-pong balls then?
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PostPosted: 2005.03.10(Thu)10:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no idea, aren't ping-pong balls coated in some type of chemical? Anyway, I've never heard of it before... but hey, if it works for you... Smile
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PostPosted: 2005.03.10(Thu)11:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of people leave ping pong balls in their tanks for this problem. However I don't think I've ever seen documented research on it. But I've seen a lot of people claim it works. As for the tank I second that longer is better than deeper. These are cruising fish and need some room to spread their fins.
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Indiaqualover
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PostPosted: 2005.03.10(Thu)19:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I see where the mistake is. The length is 6 feet and not 4 feet. Thats where I made the mistake. Why I was emphasising on he depth is that I have'nt seen such deep tanks in India before.
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PostPosted: 2005.03.12(Sat)2:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm to cure drop-eye you'd need to establish a natural tank for the aro...an ideal tank would be something relatively large with natural sunlight without a hood...or you could just create an acrylic tank so he wouldn't keep looking at his own shadow.
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PostPosted: 2005.03.12(Sat)7:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have actually heard of people telling me that Arowana's leap out of the tank. Shocked In such cases How can we have a tank without a hood? Very Happy . Probably this method must have worked for you. I think there are several ways we can cure diseases. As the saying goes : "Known is a drop unknown is an ocean". Very Happy
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PostPosted: 2005.03.13(Sun)2:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

They only leap out of the hood when startled...does your arowana leap out of the water just out of the blue? I don't think the animal will kill...it MIGHT, but the chances are not high. Although I do know some werid stories/cases where aro's have jumped out of the tank just before they are going to be sold to another owner...
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PostPosted: 2005.03.13(Sun)3:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it. How do they know that? Thats why we talk about extrasensory perception in animals. Good that they happen in fish too.
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