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post #51 of 53 Old 03-29-2014, 09:26 AM
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Yes, the meds by food are working. I dont suggest it to anyone as I dont know anyone else who has done it and I imagine overdose would be very easy. I put ~ .03-.05cc of a fenbendazole & metronidazole in with blood worms and let it sit in it and soak about an hr or so then target fed. It managed to be both ingested and topically applied. 2 doses 24hrs apart and I'll observe for the next 5-7 days and redose if needed. All seems good at this moment.
These are generally used for for internal protizoans/parasites, though metro does have some antibiotic properties. These are commonly used during a worming procedure with wild caught fish, or as a maintenance procedure in large fishrooms, especially where discus are concerned. This is not to say that they won't work on the external manifestation of a parasite issue, I've been following this to see the effectiveness of this treatment. Both medications are difficult to overdose with, so I wouldn't be too concerned about that.
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post #52 of 53 Old 03-29-2014, 10:14 AM
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Yes, they are meds I keep on hand for parasitic issues for my reptiles. I have a serious dr kit type box of supplies in my reptile supply closet haha.
I too wondered if it could be effective on an external parasite . However the way I administered it they not only ate it ... They got coated a bit each feeding in the meds. (I'll add, after the first dose... They weren't too keen of the blood worms anymore lol) . They are still in QT and are 100% better. The meds did work.. By the time I resorted to the med I had decided either this med would work or they would die.. They were really looking very bad .
Are you sure it's hard to overdose, Tolak ? It's administered by weight very specifically for reptiles and can harm them if too high a dose for too small a weight .


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post #53 of 53 Old 03-29-2014, 10:45 AM
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Metro is one of the few meds I keep on hand, good for slow to eat angels. I eyeball sprinkling it on frozen, never had an OD issue. Most places advise 20mg/gallon in the water, I bring it up to 40-50mg/gallon with no problem. Fenbendazole is a related med, I'll drag out some books later, need to make a fish run to the north side in a few. If I start looking at medication books I'll loose track of time in a big way!
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