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IP help for sensitive fish please!
Old 01-31-2009, 04:44 PM   #21
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Well, it's been a few days and it still appears that they have the IP. Any med suggestions? Does anyone know of a place where I can order them and get shipping for less than $10? I mean, it's kind of expensive to get a ten dollar med and have to spend ten dollars just on shipping, especially when it takes a week to get here. Please? Someone has to have some experience with a good med for treating IP.
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:56 PM   #22
 
Despite what the package says Clout had no chance of treating IP. None of the active ingredients have any effect on IP. I suggest going and getting some Levamisole HCL. Follow that site for proper dosing. You can get it at Fleet farm/ Farm & Fleet, the farm section. It's sold as a pig dewormer, $16 for a lifestime supply. Bottle should look like This. The bottle is for mixing the med with water, so it's very large and has a fairly small amout of the med on the bottom. I suggest storing the med in a smaller bottle.

The main thing when treating fish with meds is to know what you are treating them with. I don't mean the brand name, but the active ingredients in the med. You would be surprised whats what and all the uses our fish antibiotics have. I've used actual fish meds, animal meds, and perscription human meds on fish. This may sound like a bit much, but why pay for Maracyn Two when I'm perscribed 100mg Minocycline tablets. Turn this around and you get a problem......... that may surprise some people......
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:03 AM   #23
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Thank you so much! I'm going to get my mom to hopefully drive me over today and try to find it. Hopefully I can settle this problem once and for all!
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:06 AM   #24
 
raise the temp, add salt, daily WC
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:07 PM   #25
 
Kim, how are your fish doing? I hope they are on the road to recovery. :)
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:07 PM   #26
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We couldn't get the med yesterday unfortunately, but my mom should try to get it tomorrow. I'll tell you how it works. I'm crossing my fingers that we can 1) find it and 2) that it works.
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:33 PM   #27
 
I hope everything works out for you.
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Old 02-07-2009, 04:43 PM   #28
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More bad news. We called Agway (our only place around that would carry farm animal dewormers) and they said that they had it. Only when we arrived did we realize that the woman didn't know what she was talking about and it turns out that they didn't have it. So, the search continues.

Oh, and another complication is that my female guppy gave birth to ~30 fry today. Yup.....just great.

If I can't find the levamisole, maybe I should try PraziPro. I already used prazanquatel (sp.?) but maybe the dosing was not high enough? Oh, probably scratch that, that was also one of the active ingredients in the Parasite Clear. I'll just keep looking for the levamisole...ughhhh :(
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Old 02-07-2009, 05:25 PM   #29
 
Is there anywhere you can order it online?
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Old 02-07-2009, 06:49 PM   #30
 
If it is IP, only method of treating them is orally. Try searching for medicated foods for IP. I am sure it is still available. Tetra used have 2 types of medicated foods, one for bacterial and one for parasitic infection. Putting med in the water did not have any effects on IP from my experiences. Must ingest med to be effective. Once found, Check to see if ok with live plants. May want to leave carbon in the filter just in case leftover food decays.

All this if fish are still eating.

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