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post #5 of (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 07:07 PM
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You really should know what you're treating for. If it is a nematode as mentioned above there is a good chance your fish is going to die from the treatment anyway. Nematodes as IPs are found in between the muscle tissues and under the skin. Once treated they tend to die, but can't be passed out of the fishes system like IPs that attack the intestines. The body of the worm will remain under the skin and rot causing an infection that will kill the fish.

Just be careful when treating.. it is always best to target treat as opposed to a broad spectrum treatment.
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