04-02-2012, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by afremont
Wow, sorry to hear that. Sounds eerily similar to my experience. Did it appear to have a deworming effect on the fish? Did they poop white? Do you happen to know the concentration? .8g sounds like allot of meds for 10 gallons unless it's diluted some. This page recommends 13ppm in the tank: Treating Your water with Levamisole
.8g of pure levamisole in 10 gallons is a little over 21ppm, about 50% over what the other page recommends.
My fish have somehow miraculously escaped death, including the big blue one with the bumps. He slowly and continuously pooped for several days, bumps going down but now completely away. Then yesterday I happened to look in and saw a 3-4" long piece of white poop hanging from him. I guess he finally cleared the obstruction and the bumps were completely gone. It took all of them until yesterday to recover from their meds, it really smacked them down for a few days. They all seem like they're going to be ok now, they all eat and nobody hides. The big blue one has decided to take over being alpha male now, so I guess he's feeling better. They all act starved, but I'm holding back on the food some for a few days, so they don't gorge themselves and get constipated really bad.
I didn't notice the fishes pooping..they were too pooped to eat after the ordeal.
I'll clear out my 55 gallon tank and try again on the 10 gallon...just in case I gotta transfer the fishies again. But I'm going to wait a week or so.