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RE: I'm gonna have to quit keeping agalma

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Posted by: AllanBartlett at Thu Jul 31 18:58:05 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by AllanBartlett ]  
   

I'm really sorry to hear about what has happened to your agalma collection Peter. It happened to me about fifteen years ago. The disease wiped out my small colony. There was nothing I could do. I vowed that if I ever got back into breeding them that I would start with captive hatched babies from a clean line. I also made sure I didn't bring any new adult animals in from unknown sources after I got it back up and going. I can't emphasize enough that if anyone is keeping a colony of zonata, you have to have strict quarantine of any new animals that you decide to add to the colony if you did not produce them yourself. That should go for any new animals you add to your collection. Having said all this, I hope this traumatic event doesn't totally discourage you from trying to keep them again some time in the future. Take a few years off and let time heal the wounds. In my opinion, you'll want to eventually get back into zonatas. After all, hardly anyone is breeding them and they are a joy to work with.
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