04-29-2011, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by aunt kymmie
I'm sorry to hear about this. I had to treat for worms (not Callallanus worms) and I used straight up Levamisole (you wrote up the dosage calculator for me!) and it worked great. Not sure if a medicated food would be as effective as treating the entire water column. I don't know the life cycle of the Camallanus worm. Did you read where feeding laced medicated food would work?
Levamisole is hard to come by and if you decide you need a bottle let me know, as I can get it for you.
PS. What were the symptoms? I wouldn't even know what to look for.
Ok, enough PM'ing, back to posting so others can benefit also! Very obvious symptom was worms extending out the anal opening/vent. Yeech! I missed the early signs (mucous stools). There was not a picture under the "FW Diseases" post, but the description was spot-on and I googled a picture to confirm. I'll probably lose one angel, it stopped eating already and looks stressed. It also has the most obvious worms. I'm hoping I can save the other four. Corys don't seem afflicted. Strange thing is, the fish have been in the tank for over 2 months with no previous signs of illness. I haven't added any fish either.
Kymmie, a question on your treatment. Did you have to vacuum the tank substrate? If so, how many times did you dose and repeat the vacuum cycle? I haven't read up on the Camallanus life cycle yet. That's next on my list. I'm adding the Levamasole to my QT routine from now on.