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post #16 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-27-2013, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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My ramshorns were fine with it.

I would like to add that fenben is light sensitive- so shut off your tank light for a day, and if you have a mechanical filter to remove the carbon for a couple days.

For hydra, I do half the dose in my tenners. .05g takes an extra day or two, but gentler to the tanks and just as effective.

Thanks for the details SS!
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We all have to help each other, my friend.

Oh, if you have Nerites, or Apple/Mystery snails, remove those before dosing.

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Don't have any of those in this particular tank, just my Tylomelania snails and Cardinal shrimp
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Take out your Tylos before treatment as well.

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Don't have any of those in this particular tank, just my Tylomelania snails and Cardinal shrimp
I have both of those in one of my Sulawesi tanks, and they were fine when I dosed 150mg Fenben into the 30 gallon tank. Hydra were dead within hours, no effect apparent on the snails.
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It really does work. Just dosed my tank yesterday morning and the hydra are fewer in numbers. I'm dosing again today to get those stubborn stragglers.
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Before dosing again, try letting it sit for 2-3 days. The med is still in your tank. It just takes time to work.

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Ahhh, ok. Thanks.
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post #24 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-13-2014, 07:17 AM
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Just found Hydra in my shirmp tank. also have a bunch of snails in there that I use to feed my puffer... I don't think any are nerite, just random snails growing around. Is it safe to dose with fenben? and is it a single dose, no carbon, leave in for 2 days, and water change? or is it easier to just suck them out with a syringe?
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post #25 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-13-2014, 11:43 AM
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I don't know about the snails as my tanks were shrimp only and honestly hydra are probably in places you just don't see. Mine were in plants and I would have never been able to find every last one of them so I chose to dose. Mine took two doses but you will see them unhappy after just one dose and their numbers decrease. I saw no affects on shrimp but I only have cherries.
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If you see one, guaranteed there are more you can't see hiding. That's why I dose whenever needed.

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Hum... OK will dose... Do I need to remove the purigen also or just carbon?

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I dosed about half a packet in my 10g and they disappeared by the next day. Ramshorn and spixi snails did just fine.
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Wow. That sounds like a lot. How big was the packet?

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post #30 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-15-2014, 12:10 AM
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You're supposed to divide the packet into 10 equal parts and each part treats 10 gallons.

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