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Panacur, help on dosing

So I am going to dose one tank with this. I have not added any plants to this tank in a year and I just found some Planeria moving about.

I need dosing advice and as well, will it kill pest snails as well? It will be going in a 20L

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It won't kill pest snails, just nerites.

The dose is .1 grams per 10 gallons, so for 20 gallons its 1/5th of the package.

Split it into 5 equal size piles and then dump one pile in.
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How long do I treat for, or just one treatment is good? So just buy the 1 gram packet and use .1 grams

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Leave it in for 3 days then do a wc, if you still see planaria, treat one more time.

If you have nerites to re introduce, throw some carbon in your filter for a day first
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Dosing

Any suggestions on dosing a 2 gallon and a 4 gallon
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Crush it up and get a little amount in your fingers tips and dose. You will only OD them with a bunch.

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Don't forget take out carbon and purigen before treatment and add carbon after treatment.
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Crush it up and get a little amount in your fingers tips and dose. You will only OD them with a bunch.
looking through some old threads on planeria and hydra, I have them! Argh! I was just getting the algae under control in my 5.5gal planted tank. now this. I removed the nerite snails. I'm just stuck on how much to dose. If I have a 1 gram bag of Safeguard (= 222 mg Fenbendazole).

If I divide that by 10, will that work? I have 10 doses per bag?

I'm going to have a bear of a time eye-balling this. Would the pinch method work? anyone try this?

Otherwise I could use a razor and the back of my petri glass dish and cut up the powder 10 ways and try to put each portion into a separate bag for future doses.

I was thinking:

Day 1: dose
Day 2: no dosing and just see if it's working
Day 3: dose
Day 4: no dosing
Day 5: no dosing
Day 6: dose one last time
Day 7: WC

Do you think this is a good method or would you WC with each dose?

Just wondering if I should build up the safeguard by not WC till the end or WC each time I dose.
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FYI, the 5.5 gal planted tank has fire red shrimp and tangerine tiger shrimp
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I would not use Pancur, go with Beni bachi no planaria or something. Pancur never really worked for me.

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are you sure about safeguard/panacur not working? I have been reading the old posts and the referred links. it appears to have worked for many. it's all my local petsmart has and I don't want to order something online I would like to start now before the infestation gets out of control.

anyone try safeguard/panacur with 5.5 gal? I'm going to move forward and give it a try if no one responds but just wondering how other people measured out/divided up a 1g bag for a 5.5.gal?
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Having hydra and planaria in your shrim tank is both insightful and potentially harmful to shrimplets. I have seen a huge hydra literally attack and kill one of my baby Crystal Red Shrimps. After searching for a cure I have found and tried Fenbendazole (Safe-Guard) successfully. It’s safe for shrimps, snails, fish and plants.

Instruction

1) Purchase the cheapest Fenbendazole product (available at Petsmart)

2) Mix 1 bag (1g) with 100 mL of drinking water. Shake VIGORIOUSLY! There will always be undissolved Fenbendazole settling on the bottom. The point of shaking is to make a saturated solution of Fenbendazole.
3) You will need to save the solution in a bottle for future treatment.

Dosing

1) DOSE is 0.1 g/10 gallons every 12 hours (prefer at night).
2) Use a SYRINGE to draw 10 mL of the solution (contain 0.1 g) and inject to your 10-gallon tank. If you have a 20-gallon tank, draw 20 mL of solution and so on.

3) Dose every 12 hours until all hydra and planaria are gone. Usually after 3 doses.
4) Do a 25% water change if you feel necessary. I don’t normally do that but my shrimps are still healthy and breed fast.




I followed above directions to dose my 20L, didn't kill MTS, fire red shrimps or oto. Also on the first dose I forgot to take out the carbon and purigen. So I don't know if that helped killed them. I used it on hydras
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Panacur is Fenbendazole. It has real hazards being used as a water dosed treatment.
(I don't use it)

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