So discouraged! - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 16 Old 08-15-2012, 09:27 PM
Member
 
jaysee's Avatar
 
The worms drop out and burn up?

Levamisole works by paralyzing the parasite, which allows the fish to pass it. There are no meds you can buy at the store that work on that level. You might be able to find a bird med that has levamisole and prazipro in it. Prazipro is another parasite med. it is not cheap either.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta

Last edited by jaysee; 08-15-2012 at 09:29 PM.
jaysee is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to jaysee For This Useful Post:
Flannery (08-16-2012)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 16 Old 08-16-2012, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Flannery's Avatar
 
I bought some fenbendazole today, which I was told will do the same as levamisole, right? And, if it doesn't work, it wasn't too expensive. . . $15.
It's in the form of a dog dewormer, in granule packets. How much should I be putting in the tank? And do I have to mix up some recipe with it for the fish to eat?
Flannery is offline  
post #13 of 16 Old 08-17-2012, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Flannery's Avatar
 
And will this med affect my plants? I have several java ferns. But really at this point, I want to save my little platy, so if the plants die, they die. :(
Flannery is offline  
post #14 of 16 Old 08-17-2012, 11:13 PM
Member
 
jaysee's Avatar
 
I don;t know much about plants.

I don;t know that med. I really don't know how much you should use. If I am not mistaken, the med is administered via the pets water supply.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
jaysee is offline  
post #15 of 16 Old 08-17-2012, 11:20 PM
Member
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Looked up that med and it says it's good for mammals but damages birds and reptiles. It's not a common fish med so I can't tell you what it'll do to your plants either.

The vet I worked with told me you treat for the weight of water you have in your tank.. eg 10 gallons you treat for 100lbs.. I have no idea if this is true or not, because he doesn't know much about fish, just some chit chatting we did one day.
I'd probably half that dose if possible..

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
Olympia is offline  
post #16 of 16 Old 08-18-2012, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Flannery's Avatar
 
Someone suggested using half a gram for my tank, plus mixing the med in with some food for the fish to eat. I did all that last night. So far, the fish looks the same (which is making wonder how long it takes for him to start passing the worms. . .) and the plants looks ok, although, if they're harmed, it may take a couple days for that to happen. I suppose time will tell.
The platy ate the flakes soaked in the med with no complaints.
So should I wait a week or so before doing a water change and perhaps dosing the tank again?
And I bought a master test kit!
nitrate: 0 ppm
nitrite: 0 ppm
ammonia: was .25 ppm, but I fixed it (anyone have recommendations for any kind of ammonia lock, or should I just do water changes?)
pH: 8.2
Flannery is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome