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post #51 of 65 Old 02-17-2009, 04:03 PM
I'm so glad that you found some. :) YAY! I hope everything goes well for you. :)
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post #52 of 65 Old 02-17-2009, 04:09 PM
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Good luck!!! Hope it works!
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post #53 of 65 Old 02-17-2009, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I got the med and everyone ate some tonight. I had to break/crush it into various sizes so that they could all eat it, but in the end everyone had a full stomach of anti-parasitic food...yum. The treatment lasts an entire month which is a pain, but if it works I'm not complaining.

20 gallon long: 3 adult Neolamprologus similis + about 11 fry of various ages; low light planted tank
20 gallon long:2 freshwater dwarf puffers (Puff Puff and Poofer); medium-light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Wormy; low light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Dante; low light planted tank
2, 5.5 gallon tanks that are currently empty (I see more fish on the horizon )
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post #54 of 65 Old 02-17-2009, 08:41 PM
I'm glad you got the meds and I'm glad they ate it. Keep us posted and good luck! :)
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post #55 of 65 Old 02-19-2009, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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All right, I have a question for those who have used this med before. How long does it take for symptoms to disappear? I'm almost at the end of the first treatment and I am still seeing white, stringy poops. I just want to know because if it's not working I don't want to waste an entire month trying something useless. But I do realize that the med needs a chance to work, so I'm just wondering how long it is before you usually start seeing an improvement. Thanks.

20 gallon long: 3 adult Neolamprologus similis + about 11 fry of various ages; low light planted tank
20 gallon long:2 freshwater dwarf puffers (Puff Puff and Poofer); medium-light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Wormy; low light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Dante; low light planted tank
2, 5.5 gallon tanks that are currently empty (I see more fish on the horizon )
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post #56 of 65 Old 02-20-2009, 09:47 AM
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I have used the anti- parasite medicated food to help discus that were full of worms. The medications are at moderate levels so as not to harm the fish by overdosing. It was after the third week of treatment before I saw solid dark feces. the weeks prior I beleve they were passing the dead parasites so I do not believe it uncommon to observe white stringy poop after only a week. I also fed the fish Freeze dried Flukers daphnia found in reptile section of petco. I'ts basically crushed insects but helps to clear the intestinal tract. My fish became wise to the food after a time and I had to crush it and mix with blood worms and also minced garlic. But nearly all say that if you can get the fish to eat the medications that they are far more effective which is another reason I chose the food over medicating the tank. It may be necessary to treat the fish once again after the first treatment is over (4 weeks) but I might wait for a week or two before doing so. Hopefully your fish will show improvement and the medicated food will have worked.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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post #57 of 65 Old 02-20-2009, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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Ok thanks, that makes me feel better. I really hope it works!

20 gallon long: 3 adult Neolamprologus similis + about 11 fry of various ages; low light planted tank
20 gallon long:2 freshwater dwarf puffers (Puff Puff and Poofer); medium-light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Wormy; low light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Dante; low light planted tank
2, 5.5 gallon tanks that are currently empty (I see more fish on the horizon )
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post #58 of 65 Old 02-20-2009, 05:18 PM
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got my fingers crossed for you that it works.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #59 of 65 Old 02-20-2009, 07:32 PM
Me too!
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post #60 of 65 Old 03-03-2009, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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I just wanted to update because I feel that this discussion may be valuable to anyone in the same position.

The medicated food does seem to be working and I am on the 3rd treatment right now. So, yay, and I would not hesitate to use this product again or recommend it to others :)

20 gallon long: 3 adult Neolamprologus similis + about 11 fry of various ages; low light planted tank
20 gallon long:2 freshwater dwarf puffers (Puff Puff and Poofer); medium-light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Wormy; low light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Dante; low light planted tank
2, 5.5 gallon tanks that are currently empty (I see more fish on the horizon )
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