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post #1 of 8 Old 03-12-2007, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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Whats the signs...??

can somebody please tell me or try to explain what i need to watch for in case of internal parasites.? Is there any tell tell signs that point to parasites?

Like they way the fish dropping look or something?
I noticed that some pf the platys have very white and very long stringy droppings. Is that a sigh of internal parasites and if so do i need to treat the tank with medicated food?
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-12-2007, 09:36 PM
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Whitish and stringy poo, swollen abdomen and bulging eyes(a case of dropsy along with protrusion of scales) are a few I can mention as signs of internal parasites.

Metronidazole is recommended for treatment against internal parasites.

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post #3 of 8 Old 03-12-2007, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Blue..

the food i have does have metronidazole 1.0% and also has praziquantel 0.5% and levamisole 0.4% but the fish don't seem to like it they just spit it out and don't appear to be eating it..Is there a liquid form that i can soak there other food that they like in so they will eat it ?
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post #4 of 8 Old 03-12-2007, 10:14 PM
are you feeding jungle anti-parasite medicated fish food?
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yes its the jungle brand its little pellets..
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post #6 of 8 Old 03-12-2007, 10:52 PM
yeah i got the exact same thing today for my rams, i hope it works, i might buy more concentrated metronidazole though....
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hopefully it will work , i just don't no how i am going to get the one to eat that wont seem to eat anything..I might try tomorrow putting him in a isolation tank to see if he will eat then..I don't know what else to try other a salt dip and i fear that might stress the heck out of him so thats definatley the last resort..
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post #8 of 8 Old 03-12-2007, 11:09 PM
soak the food in water first to make it soft, then put it next to its face, it will try it but since its so soft it will just swallow it without the chance of spitting it out. Thats the best advise i can give.....
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