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Old 03-09-2013, 07:00 PM   #1
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Camallanus Worms Parasites


My 55gall community aquarium somehow got infected with Camallanus Worms; I can see them sticking out of female angelfish butt. I haven't added any new fish in months and my guess is that the parasites were introduced with live food from Petland Discount.

I did a quick research and ordered levamisole from e-bay but it'll arrive midweek next week. Has anyone in NYC had to deal with Camallanus Worms.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:11 PM   #2
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I dealt with it for my puffer. In az though. My puffer had the same thing. Your fish will survive until it comes. Mine did for the three plus weeks it took me to figure out levamisole was the answer. Key is dose it for 24hours once a week for 4 weeks. It only works on young and old worms. Not on eggs or larvae. Thats y you dose for 4 weeks, to hit it at all cycles in case it laid eggs.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:36 PM   #3
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Several good write ups have been done on treatments. Loaches online has the ones that seem most current. I buy pure stuff from Charles.
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I bought a packet of prohibit from [Ebay Link Removed] Its 92-96% levamisole hci. It was $26 shipped for 52 grams. Way more than i needed. I help my fellow az people if they need some quick.
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Thank you for the info guys!
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Looks like if the fish can still eat and you catch it early, the easiest and fastest way would be medicated food. Try the dewormer flake III with Levamisole from Steve at Agelsplus. It works!
By the way he carries different flake.
Make sure you do several large water changes.
I would do 3 days on the medicated flake and repeat in a week for 2 days.
Hope it works.

There is a reason why most breeders stick to flake only, less problems.
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Thanks for the info and sorry for the late reply. I think I caught it very late but
will try the medicated food just in case.

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Looks like if the fish can still eat and you catch it early, the easiest and fastest way would be medicated food. Try the dewormer flake III with Levamisole from Steve at Agelsplus. It works!
By the way he carries different flake.
Make sure you do several large water changes.
I would do 3 days on the medicated flake and repeat in a week for 2 days.
Hope it works.

There is a reason why most breeders stick to flake only, less problems.
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