I would like to have a quarantine tank, but unfortunately I don't have one and it is just not practical for me at the moment being limited on space and money. I haven't gotten a new fish in 4 years, and have never had to deal with serious illness, which is why I don't have one. I've only had this one EBJD for 4 years now.
But just to update, I think a lot of the flukes and external parasites are gone, but not entirely gone yet. Those large external parasites I had originally found are all off now, and he's no longer having severe gill flukes. He does occasionally shake his head but thats about it.
Now he still won't eat anything. I successfully got him to take down a freeze dried shrimp, but thats pretty much all he's eaten in 5 days (and he wasn't eating all that well a week before that either). However, I just noticed that he has a little poo coming out and its red, is that blood? Is that just from the internal parasites?
Should I continue with the Tetra Parasite Guard? I'm surprised how quickly its worked so far, its been 72 hours since the first dose. I added the first treatment, waited 48 hours then did water change and added another treatment, and its been 24 since then. I'm going to do another water change tomorrow night and then add a third treatment. After that what should I do? Wait 48 hours and do yet another treatment, until he starts eating again?? Or is there something else I should be doing to help get him to eat again?