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Unread 03/28/2010, 07:13 AM   #1
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Prazipro & Gill Flukes

From what I can tell my fish have Gill Flukes and I started to treat with Prazipro and Copper Power. It's been 1 1/2 days into the treatment with Prazipro and the fish color wise are starting to look better but they're still breathing heavily and scratching.

How long does it usually take before the Gill Flukes go away, and the fish aren't breathing heavily or scratching? I know the treatment is 3-5 days, and you usually need to do a second one, to get rid of the eggs. I treated fish before for Gill Flukes, using Prazipro, and I had to do a second treatment to get rid of the Gill Flukes, but I'm trying to remember how long it took into the first treatment before the fish were better. I'm pretty sure it took the second treatment to cure the fish.

If anyone can tell me their experiences, with the time it takes before the fish are acting normal, using Prazipro that would be great, as I want to get an idea where I'm at treatment wise.


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Unread 03/28/2010, 07:18 AM   #2
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There's a very bad strain of gill flukes in alot of the wholesalers tanks now...it is very difficult to eradicate ,even with cupramine/prazipro...You may have to try dylox from nat'l fish pharm...if your fish can take it...
If not , it may take a lot longer and many attempts to complete rid your fish of those nasty pests.eventually the praziquantel may do the trick...don't give up...


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Unread 03/28/2010, 07:24 AM   #3
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I'm not, but after the first day the fish looked some what better, today they're breathing heavy and scratching but that could be because the light just came on. I know it's not a one shot deal, and does take some time. I may have to do a fresh water dip but the fish are large, as is the tank, and are hard to get out.

I also have my skimmer running but without the cup, it's a Remora, so the water is just coming back into the tank. I don't think it's taking out any of the Prazipro.


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Unread 03/28/2010, 08:03 AM   #4
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There's a very bad strain of gill flukes in alot of the wholesalers tanks now...it is very difficult to eradicate ,even with cupramine/prazipro...You may have to try dylox from nat'l fish pharm...if your fish can take it...
If not , it may take a lot longer and many attempts to complete rid your fish of those nasty pests.eventually the praziquantel may do the trick...don't give up...

Well said...

Look to use PraziPro for at least 3 weeks:

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showpo...0&postcount=14

As mentioned above, some of these parasites are very difficult to get rid of...prazipro does not kill the eggs.


http://www.fishyfarmacy.com/products.html

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USE: For control of anchor worms, lice, gill flukes and assorted external parasites on freshwater, Koi and marine tropical fish. Toxic to sharks and snails. Do not use on prehistoric fishes such as arowanas, silver dollars, lionfish. Not for use in tanks which contain invertebrates.

DOSAGE: 1/2 teaspoon per 10 gallons. Treat once a week for 4 weeks. 1/2 pound (treats 908 gal.) If you are using this product in outdoor Koi ponds, no water changes are necessary. This product will kill fluke eggs, Praziquantel will not.



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Unread 03/29/2010, 07:12 AM   #5
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Its a shame delos is so hard on the fish...I've tried it at a lower dosage and slowly built up the concentration as the fish could tolerate...will work this way -just takes longer...


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Unread 03/29/2010, 08:42 PM   #6
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Well it has been 3 days now and the fish seems not to be getting better, maybe even worst. I know the treatment is suppose to be 5-7 days and then you retreat but I may do the water change after 4 days and retreat. I'm running the skimmer, but without the cup, so I don't think I'm losing any of the PraziPro. I'm thinking that if I retreat I'll make sure the PraziPro is at the correct level. I'm also seeing the Flukes on the fish, I would have though the PraziPro would have killed them first, I guess not.

The last time one of my fish had flukes it took the 2nd treatment to do the job, I just don't remember after how many days I did the 2nd treatment.


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