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Old 02-03-2010, 11:57 PM   #11
 
Help on dosing fenbendazole

I need help on dosing fenbendazole. I have the liquid version called safeguard for goats. It is a 10% solution. I have included the original post below.
For now I have mixed a little bit with water and soaked some food in it then feed the fish with the medicated food. But, I need to be able to treat the whole tank population.

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OK, I looked and called everywhere and no one even heard of levamisole. So, I had to get the fenbendazole. My problem now is what is the dosing requirements? I bought the liquid version instead of the paste, because I figured it was going to work better in the tank. It says it is a 10% solution (100mg/mL) My question is how much do I need for 160 gal of water?
I hope someone knows.:/
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Old 02-04-2010, 01:06 AM   #12
 
post the volume(mL) of the solution and the grams of fenbendazole that are in it. It should have both of these things on the label. The 10% thing is confusing me, but it is midnight......

actually I was just browsing google and found this according to that, treating the whole tank with fenbendazole will have no effect as the med must be injested by the fish.

I probably should of mentioned no one would know what you where talking about w/ the levamisole. Just go to the farm animal med section of stores and read the active ingredients of every dewormer. I don't think you will find it in dog/cat sections. Usually its a med that is best ordered online.
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:36 AM   #13
 
It says it is a 10% solution (100Mg/ml)
There seems to be a difference of opinion about the treatment effectiveness of dosing the water. I see there that it must be ingested, but then I found another forum post that says it does work like that. I don't know!
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:49 PM   #14
 
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Give waterborne treatment a try but you could always combine fenbendazole with foods. Ingestion is the best way to kill nematodes though. Were you also able to get Jungle Antiparasite food?
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:26 PM   #15
 
I did not get the jungle food. I have the other jungle food and they won't eat it so I just saved the money and bought the other stuff. I do soak the bloodworms and other food in it though and they do eat it. So, I'm hoping that the fish get it one way or the other. I dosed the tank with 12mL of the safeguard this morning (based on what I found on another forum). Everyone is still doing good and even more lively I think. I still see worms though so I guess it doesn't work as fast as the other stuff. I will dose again in 3 days then again 3 days after that. That is unless someone with knowledge about it can tell me something else.
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:57 PM   #16
 
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What other Jungle food do you have? Antibacterial? That stuff is not going to work.

Do daily water changes with thorough vacuuming of substrate to remove all breeding grounds of nematodes. Redose med per water volume changed.
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:59 PM   #17
 
Yes, but I wasn't trying to treat parasites with bacteria meds. I was trying to just increase overall health a while back, but they wouln't eat it.
Thanks for the help so far.
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