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Old 11-16-2012, 10:30 PM   #1
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Hydra and plants?


So I have hydras. Anyways to make sure there will be no hydras on java moss and Christmas moss?

Going to try out fenbenzole when it gets here
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Fenbendazole works great for killing hydra. I had a hydra outbreak in my 5 gallon before I added any shrimp. After 3 days of dosing, there were no hydra to be found, even in my dense subwassertang forest. A word of caution though - it might kill some snails. I'd remove any MTS, nerites, or other snails you'd like to keep alive. Though the fenbendazole did nothing against my pond snails. Hope that helps.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:55 AM   #3
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Monster fish how did you dose your tank. There is soo many ways I'm scared ha!

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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.

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.
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I just measured out the powder and dumped it into my tank. However, since the packets came in 1 gram packs and I had no digital scale, I just divided the powder in half a few times and eyeballed the dosage. I might have overdosed the tank but the hydra were all gone and my pond snails did fine. There will be some undissolved pieces but they will eventually go away.
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I cut off the leaves I could tell had hydra and cut back my feeding and stopped seeing them a week or two later.
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Monster fish.
So you only dose once? Sounds good better for me lol
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i had some in my aqueon evolve 2, a shrimp tank, dosed an eyeballed >.1g of safeguard dog deworme (i think fenbendozale or whatever). Didnt kill any of my shrimp and have not seen a hydra.
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I dosed a total of 3 times.
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i had some in my aqueon evolve 2, a shrimp tank, dosed an eyeballed >.1g of safeguard dog deworme (i think fenbendozale or whatever). Didnt kill any of my shrimp and have not seen a hydra.
I did this too for my 5 g -- I took out my ivory mystery snail, visually approximated 1/20 of the little packet and plopped it in. No more hydra or planaria.

Next time (I think I saw a Planaria yesterday) I will try to crush it with a spoon, stir it into a cup, and get it to go into solution first.

Take out Purigen and carbon before adding!
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:52 AM   #10
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What happens if I don't take out the purigen and carbon? Heh........ My bad....

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Old 11-20-2012, 03:40 PM   #11
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had a hydra outbreak once i decided it wa finally time to clean my ehiem filter , cut back on feedings , did a water change , and they soon enough went away . put a flagfish in that munched on wat was left .
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So I did it! With Fenbendazole aka Panacur C. Brought the yellow box(three 1GM packs). Followed the below directions.

TOTALLY DID NOT remove the carbon and purigen during the first dose. Nothing seemed to happen. So I removed the carbon and purigen. Then dosed again after 12 hours of the 1st. I just kept dosing every 12 hours until I was out of the solution(1 bag (1g) with 100 mL of drinking water mix). Then 12 hours after the last dose. I put the carbon and purigen back in. Did a 10% water change. Looks like it didn't work. BUT.....
12 hours after the water change. NO MORE HYDRAS!!! YAY!


Note to self no more overfeeding!!!

Oh and only 1 dead shrimp :-) Babies still alive and well.


By Triet Do, USC School of Pharmacy
Having hydra and planaria in your shrimp 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.

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So would you recommend 1/10 of 1 gram on 5g or stick with 1/20?
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