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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-15-2012, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Native Fish - Black Banded Sunfish

I was recently given a group of wild caught Black Banded Sunfish, does anyone know of an effective way of treating them for a possible parasite/disease infection before I add them to an existing tank.
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Cheap jungle brand parasite is good, normally I just toss them into a tank with a bit of salt and warm water for a week or so. Make sure you have either live or frozen foods on hand.

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A quick round of levamisole or prazi to deworm would be good. Besides that if there are no visible signs, you're good.

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Thanks for the advice the fish are all fat and healthy looking, they are eating frozen brine shrimp, but without much enthusiasm although they really do like cherry shrimp but unfortunately I don't have enough to feed every day.
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Oh, a quarantine is always needed. Visible signs wont present themselves after some time.

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PraziPro is on my short list for parasites. Good stuff.
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