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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-26-2010, 02:51 AM Thread Starter
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Treating Wild Fish

I caught some mosquito fish in a near by river and besides quarantining them, what should I treat them with the make sure they are clean of internal parasites, external parasites, and common diseases. I want to breed them and eventually keep some in one of my main planted tanks, I just want them to be disease and parasite free before entering any of my healthy tanks. Thanks.

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I have mine in a ten gallon with a sponge filter and some moss. the speed bump I think will be getting them to eat, I don't know that they'll eat anything besides the live mosquito larvae they're used to.

As far as parasites go I'm just going to keep them in their quarantine tank for a long while, any parasites will show signs eventually. I don't think I'll put any of the wild caught fish in my tanks either, maybe their f1 or f2 generations.


If you really want to take the proactive approach I understand generic pet dewormer to work pretty well, there's also stuff like this: http://www.rockymountaindiscus.com/prazipro.htm

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I actually was going to pm you. I caught some mosquito fish and found bacopa and pygmy chain sword. I did this and then saw your thread about your wild florida catches. I'm on the border of Martin and St. Lucie county. But anyway it seems like we have the same plan of action. If the parents have parasites, could these pass on to the fry?


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