This is the long story short version. I sent Lupin the whole story.
Pictures of when I first got her:
Annabelle lives in a 125 gallon tank. There are some guppies in there with her. They were in the tank for 8 months before I received Annabelle. All this started with a cloudy eye. I treated her with melafix and primafix. Within a few days the cloudy eye cleared up. During which time she stopped eating. At that time I noticed a very lumpy belly, which was usually full, nice and round. After not eating for 5 days it should have been flat. Instead it looked like this:
I then begin to treat her tank with epsom salt and prazipro. She ended up passing about 30" of tapeworm. She had not eaten for almost 3 weeks, I purchased finquel, knocked her out and tube fed her. After that she started eating again. I then begin to treat her with gel-tek ultra cure px, beacuse I had seen more worm and wanted to make sure I got it all.
After all that, the last few days I've seen this :
Last night I caught her and this is what I saw:
I found Lupin's article on fish disease, I contacted him though this site and this is where I am now. I have also found an aquatic vet about 1.5 hours from my home. I'm waiting to hear from them. I emailed them pictures along with Annabelle's history.
I think there's an MBU at my LFS with this problem. He looks exactly the same. Has a super lumpy belly and is rather thin. I attempted to get pictures of him today, but it didn't work.
hope everything works out.
hello and welcome to you.
gosh the poor thing,looks awful.
i hope the aquatic vet can help you.
fingers crossed,please let us know as soon as you find out.
That looks like camallanus worms. The poor thing, she's been through a lot. First the tapeworm and now this. I hope you can treat her successfully. It sounds like she gets lots of love from you. Good luck with her.
Lissa, what are the active ingredients of Ich Attack? What's the follow up towards ich so far? I wouldn't try mixing Ich Attack with any dewormers. A lot of dewormers are too powerful and they can render lack of appetite for fish which can bring them down quicker by stress from ich. Ich just aggravates stress unless the fish's immune system is built up to allow it to battle ich effectively.
Ick attack: This is what it says on the website, when I get home I can check the bottle. It's suppose to be organic. That's the only reason I'm using it.
Active ingredients: 5% active ingredients (multiple natural herbals containing Naphthoquinon)
Also I have been soaking her food in vitamins, extreme garlic, beta glucan (100mg) and gel-tek ultra cure px (for the worms).
Beta glucan is suppose to help her immune system.
Also have been adding vitamin c to the tank.
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