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Old 06-19-2011, 10:33 PM   #21
 
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Smile Update...one+ month later

Well, after the treatments concluded, I ended up only losing the one angelfish that had stopped eating. No more were lost and all signs of the worm are gone. My kid's guppy tank has had zero fish losses since treatment concluded. One tank had Pepper Corys and Angelfish, the other just guppies. Levamisole is apparently safe at >10% dosage. No problems for me.

So, the combo of Levamisole and the dog dewormer seems to work well.

Only change: After administering Levamisole, I would NOT recommend a massive water change and vacuuming of the tank. From my reading, once paralyzed, the worms stay that way and die.
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:25 PM   #22
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Glad to hear it, too bad Levamisole isn't easier to get ahold of, stupid drug dealers. Also are you saying not to change the water so the Levamisole stays in the water? I wonder what the worms lifespan is while its paralyzed, maybe vacuum the tank so no fish eat a paralyzed worm but dont refill the tank so the concentration stays the same in the tank until you are sure they are dead?
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:57 PM   #23
 
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Glad to hear it, too bad Levamisole isn't easier to get ahold of, stupid drug dealers. Also are you saying not to change the water so the Levamisole stays in the water? I wonder what the worms lifespan is while its paralyzed, maybe vacuum the tank so no fish eat a paralyzed worm but dont refill the tank so the concentration stays the same in the tank until you are sure they are dead?
You can certainly vacuum the tank, but by my reasoning, there are no fish hosts since I'm "de-worming" every 7 days for a three-week period with the Fen. From what I read, once paralyzed, the worm can't cause any more problems, even if eaten. I could be wrong, so treat this as a disclaimer
Total life cycle is about 21-28 days, depending on temp. 21 or so days at 80F.

If you need any Levamisole, shoot me a PM.
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:25 AM   #24
 
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If you happen to find it, 'Ultra Cure PX' is the best anti-parasite food...
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:30 AM   #25
 
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If you happen to find it, 'Ultra Cure PX' is the best anti-parasite food...
Thanks, never heard of that one...
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:25 AM   #26
 
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Web site to get medicated flake food

I wanted to post this website Angelsplus
www.angelsplus.com

I bought some dewormer flakes and immune booster flakes from them. They also carry an assortment of medicated flake foods. They sell angelfish also and the owner Steve is very nice in answering your questions by e-mail.
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:43 PM   #27
 
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I wanted to post this website Angelsplus
www.angelsplus.com

I bought some dewormer flakes and immune booster flakes from them. They also carry an assortment of medicated flake foods. They sell angelfish also and the owner Steve is very nice in answering your questions by e-mail.
Well. shucks eileen! Where was that info when I needed it? Looks like their flakes use the active ingredient I ended up using, but the entire process would have ended up much less expensive and less messy using their medicated flakes! I'm a little skeptical on the immune booster stuff, could not find any scientific studies supporting it, but I didn't look very hard either....
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