02-12-2009, 11:08 AM
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Just got word from the vet she was no help. She suggested a uv light. She also suggested using praziquantel, this is what Lupin said about it:
Camallanus worms are not very easy to destroy. I've gathered several information and reference files and praziquantel and metronidazole don't prove lethal for camallanus.
This makes me think she really dosen't know anything about camallanus worms.
She did get one thing right, she said I would have to treat the tank, this I already knew.
I know a uv light may be a good idea but it's not going to kill the worms that are already in Annabelle. I don't think I'll go with the uv light. Not right now anyway. Lupin,
after speaking to someone else with experience on puffers he suggested I go with your other suggestion. This was his experience: My puffers acted as if it was burning their skin off for a while, then sank like stones to the bottom of the tank by the end of an hour, off color and having trouble breathing. Did an 80% water change, and they got a bit better, and went totally back to normal after another 80% the next day.
I'm going to try the flubendazole instead. I don't want to hurt her.