Both Levamisole treatments came today, started both, the treatments will be completely done the first week of June. No WC until this saturday which is fine since after the WC before the meds the nitrates were near zero - thanks, wisteria!
It's been 6 hours and muahaha the 1-2 punch of Levamisole is totally working! The medicated flakes are blue, and I know it's working because the dead worms coming out aren't white anymore - they are BLUE. Plus, they are skinnier and come out much quicker than before, which means the fish aren't backed up as much with big monster ones, we're getting the livelier junior worms out now. Goooood stuff. So far the snails seem fine, the one shrimp I saw today is happily perched on a cabomba harvesting away, and the fish are all cool.
all cool except for one tetra (my son pointed this one out before he went to bed, looking worse now, may be time for the Dead Fish talk with him), the one missing one eye, who isn't reacting well - hovering just above the substrate while everyone else is swimming around, for a long long time. may be dead after i get up in the morn. also noticed one of the petrified rocks has a nasty white sludgey bacteria blanket starting on it. so want to scrub and gravel vac suck that out, but i don't want to dilute the levamisole on day one after all - on saturday though that white stuff is toast. Let's hope tetra #2 doesn't join it by then.
edit - well i was hoping it was just general lethargy from the medication, but all the other fish seem peppy still - that one-eye tetra must have been already weakened and maybe the worms in death throes inside of it did it in. down to 8 tetra. one of the 8 just threw up the medicated flakes - crazy, never saw a fish do that, just totally puked a cloud of blue dots, the eaten medicated flakes. i'll keep an eye on that one, but it's swimming just fine with the rest of the bunch right now.
this stuff is tiring me out! but some more weeks of this before the tank is totally clear of worms, so i gotta keep going. sad to tell my son in the morn that the tetra are biting it.
Last edited by Jahn; 05-09-2013 at 03:33 AM.