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Old 07-08-2012, 03:03 AM   #1
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Apisto sex organs or parasite?

Have had a male and female pair of apistogramma c. in a 15g tank for a few weeks to attempt to breed them. I have noticed though that the male has had this weird thing hanging out of his anus. It looks like some kind of big with little hairs that's kind of white and fleshy red. It's not poop because he poops and it's still there. I first saw it hanging out but now it seems further in. I think that it would be weird for the fish to have sex organs this large but I don't know this species that intimately. Is there a parasite that looks like what I described and how do I treat it?
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:15 AM   #2
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Do they look like red hairs and sometimes retract a little bit?
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:27 PM   #3
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Yes they do
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:41 PM   #4
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Camallanus.

Camallanus worms

I've spoken to several people who were successful with levamisole.
Camallanus Treatment - Use of Levamisole HCl

Good luck to you and your fish!
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:25 AM   #5
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Agreed with HN1, camallanus worms.
Nasty stuff, had to battle it few years ago and lost half my tank inhabitants.
Levimasole is effective.

More links hopefully they help.

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http://www.loaches.com/disease-treat...drochloride-1/

http://plecoplanet.com/?page_id=48
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We're do I buy that?
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:02 AM   #7
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It's a bit hard to get form LFS, at least that's my experience.
I managed to find some at general pet stores, near the birds section.
Maybe online?
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I could only find one vet who said I have to bring the fish in to get diagnosed to get a script. $$$$

I feel like it could probably be ordered online somewhere.
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It has been harder to get and has become more expensive. Mostly because intelligent people used it to cut cocaine, which led to the faces of drug addicts being eaten away faster than the normal rate
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