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post #46 of 49 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 10:21 PM
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Picked up two of these on Saturday. Hopefully male and female. Got them chilling in not really a q/t but the tank they go in before they go into my fave tank.

One has ick, and I've seen the clear, stringy poo on it. Really hoping it's just initial stress and not something more serious. Also, is it callamanus worms, or camallanus worms? I've seen both used. Whatever they are I dealt with them in October of last year and that is the reason why I'm buying new fish. 6/8 died in treatment, w/ levamisol. Really don't want to deal with it again. In a quarantine or not.

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post #47 of 49 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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BrotherEppY: cant really help you. enlarged abdomen could just be them getting fatter, or it could be distension as their gut balloons from parasites multiplying.

marko d: good luck with your rams. ich is easy. up the temps, and use some malachite green and a touch of salt (not too much though, rams from what ive read dont like it). that clear stringy feces is no good. saw it on another youtube video of fish with camallanus (which is how i think it is spelled), and in my fish. maybe use some levamisole? its supposed to not be too harsh of a med, and some of the people i spoke to chalked up losses to the fish being pretty sick already when the med was used.
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Yea, ick I'm not too worried about. My issue with levamisol is that all fish were fine through the first round. Second round though lost 6/9. Granted they were neon tetras and a killi, but weird they were quite fine with the initial dose. Treated the same way both times.

I have some left over as I'm only running 20 gallons. Been in the fridge since November...think it's still good? Skeptical but would be way more convenient.


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if its in the powdered form it can last 2 years i believe. but if you made it into a solution, its garbage.
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