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Old 10-29-2013, 11:08 PM   #1
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Gill Flukes. Im fighting a losing battle.

Hey guys.

I'm getting pretty annoyed with these gill flukes I've been dealing with for about, uh, 2 and a half months. They're in my main tank and I've been using prazipro for that entire time, trying different lengths of doses, different doses. It help, but then the eggs hatch and reinfect the fish so fast that they start twitching before the treatment is over. Obviously, the prazipro is not working. I have no idea what to do at this point.

They just started twitching occasionally again, it's very occasional. It's not a severe infestation.

And yes, I know for sure they're flukes already. Is there another in tank med i can try? Setting up another qt is my last last resort, my angel is too hard to catch.

Anyone have any ideas? anything is welcome, I'm just so lost.


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Old 10-30-2013, 07:54 AM   #2
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I don't really know but would say best thing do is set up qt and let dt sit empty of fish for few weeks when treating fish in qt. with your flame would use two nets as I had catch mine when upgraded tank, or empty tank so not much water in and will be Easier to catch
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:05 AM   #3
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better get several nets. id do hypo and call it a day.
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Anyone know exactly how long to leave the dt fishless? And can I leave my cleaner shrimp i n the tank?
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:26 AM   #5
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Anyone know exactly how long to leave the dt fishless? And can I leave my cleaner shrimp i n the tank?
i could be wrong but last i checked, fluke has no effect on the shrimps and vice verse.
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also, i would suggest 5min of FW dip before you put the fish in the QT tank.
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Thanks I will be sure to dip them before.

I cant find ajy website online that says the timeframe to leave the tank empty...whats cycle of flukes? Is 4 weeks ok*
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I haven't seen any symptoms today. I tried a new approach with the prazipro this week because I thought my dosing schedule was wrong and not catching the life cycle at the right time. I've been dosing a little bit each day and I'm gonna see if it works. If not, right to qt with all the fish
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also, i would suggest 5min of FW dip before you put the fish in the QT tank.
Hi reading this thread and your reply.... Just wondering why you do the freshwater dip? I've not heard this before. And do you only do it with gill flukes?

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Freshwater dips cause the parasites to drop off in seconds and die. Its more commonly used for flukes but people do it for ich too
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