|05-09-2013 12:21 AM|
|beedee||Great thread, may need to reference it in the near future.|
|05-04-2013 06:08 AM|
|02-09-2013 04:03 PM|
|abc||ah! will do. Thanks for that last bit of advice. I definitely want to get the planaria out in the open and zap them with the safeguard|
|02-09-2013 12:01 AM|
|mordalphus||Yes and turn off lights while doing, so Planaria will come out of the gravel|
|02-08-2013 11:10 PM|
|02-08-2013 11:06 PM|
|abc||whew! I was getting worried for a second. OK, thanks for the two affirmations, and I'll give it a go|
|02-08-2013 10:17 PM|
Planaria need 2-3 doses over a week to kill, because they hide deep in the substrate.
Just dose 1/20th of a packet, or eyeball it.
|02-08-2013 09:12 PM|
|02-08-2013 08:53 PM|
Panacur is Fenbendazole. It has real hazards being used as a water dosed treatment.
(I don't use it)
|02-08-2013 08:45 PM|
By Triet Do, USC School of Pharmacy
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.
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.
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
|02-08-2013 08:13 PM|
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?
|02-08-2013 05:09 PM|
|sbarbee54||I would not use Pancur, go with Beni bachi no planaria or something. Pancur never really worked for me.|
|02-08-2013 04:48 PM|
|abc||FYI, the 5.5 gal planted tank has fire red shrimp and tangerine tiger shrimp|
|02-08-2013 04:45 PM|
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.
|10-12-2012 11:08 PM|
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