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Old 05-27-2008, 03:56 PM   #11
 
Thanks for the advice everyone. I ending up doing a lot of research and decided to go with fenbendazole, I used 1/10 of a gram and it killed all of the hydra. The planaria or nematodes died but I can still see a few so I am thinking of re dosing. I had no shrimp deaths and no snails deaths.
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Old 05-27-2008, 08:23 PM   #12
 
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I wouldn't worry about the nematodes and planaria. The hydra are the only ones that would have had an effect on the shrimp as far as possibly eating them. Save the dose and use it if you have a hydra problem again. That's what I would do anyway.

If you do decide to redose then let us know if the planaria and nematodes die finally. Also let us know if the shrimp still show no ill signs from it. I would do a water change soon just to make sure that long term exposure doesn't wind up taking out the shrip anyway, if it is even a worry or possibility.
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Old 05-27-2008, 08:37 PM   #13
 
24 hrs after dosing I noticed the hydra was losing it's "limbs" and wasn't moving, after 48 hrs they were gone, I did a water change at that point but do plan on doing another.

If I dose again I will let you know what happens and will also post again if I see any ill effects from the meds.
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Old 05-27-2008, 08:38 PM   #14
 
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The planaria and nematodes should clear up just fine naturally as long as you aren't overfeeding and are doing regular water changes.
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