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post #1 of 5 Old 10-19-2009, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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Internal Parasites Help

Clear Poop, matted tail, lack of appetite?

Sounded like internal parasites, so I'll be able to go to the pet store tomorrow, what should I grab?
There are 2 swordtails that have it, in a 55gal with probably 20 other fish. Should I quarantine them?

I've added salt, raised them temp, and added ick away because it seemed as though my swords had that as well.

I know, a mess, I'm sorry :( so what can I do? Thanks

55 Gallon

-10x Zebra Danio
-3x Angelfish
-5x Velvet Red Swordtail
-3x Albino Cory Cat
-3x Clown Loach
-3x Black Mollie
-1x Red Tailed Shark
-1x General Pleco
-1x Snail

10 Gallon


37 Gallon (Wanted)

Not Sure

150 Gallon (Wanted)

-5x Bala Shark
-2x Neon Blue Goarami
-5x Clown Loach
-1x Black Knife Ghost
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post #2 of 5 Old 10-22-2009, 12:35 AM
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well stop adding chems for things that you are not sure of. quarintine the sick fish perform a 50% w/c in the main. google the symptoms and maybe someone will chime in or youll find something. sorry to hear your fish are sick.
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post #3 of 5 Old 10-22-2009, 07:30 AM
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absolutly find out what you are treating for before you OD the poor little guys and girls..... ask at your LFS for some advice and i have also heard of people calling a vet or aquarium to get advice from experts.... hope all gets better

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post #4 of 5 Old 10-22-2009, 09:11 AM
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just thought of this, i remember back when i just started when i was like 14-15 i remember calling the local zoo which had a aquarium and i asked them for advice followed what they said and within days all was well.
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post #5 of 5 Old 10-23-2009, 05:16 PM
Jungle Anti-Parasite Medicated Fish Food is the only thing that has worked for me. I definitely suggest it...then hope your fish aren't picky eaters :/

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