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Old 04-14-2019, 08:12 PM   #1
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internal parasites??

Hi I have a juvenile female turquoise rainbow who has stopped eating several days ago...looks fine on the outside but just hovers near the top of the tank in the corner and avoids all food when we feed. I also noticed that our dwarf gourami's are not eating much and are also hanging at the top in the corner. I have noticed long clear or whitish strings of poo and after reading several posts think it may be an internal parasite. I would like to treat the tank but I live in Canada and the Seachem Polyguard doesn't seem to be available anywhere. I would prefer a medication that I can put in the tank and treat them all because some are not eating and wouldn't eat the medication.Is there something comparable made by another company that I may be able to get quickly her in Ontario? I appreciate any help or advise. Thank you I am worried about my little fishies.

all our water parameters are good..a lightly planted 90 gallon tank with Marineland 400 and Marineland 150 filter
0 ammonia
0 nitrites
ph 7.2
nitrates 3
hardness 80
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Old 04-15-2019, 02:11 PM   #2
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I think you can use aquarium salt for parasites.
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Thanks SaraB I think it is terrible that in Canada we have nothing to treat i ternal parasite in sick fish. They want us to take them to vets! I put aquarium salt and also epsom salts in and quarantined the turquoise rainbow but he wont eat and now two gourami’s also look a little out of it. . I will try Metroplex and cross my fingers. There was 1 left in LFP so I hope it works!
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I know, I'm from Ontario too. It's like they think that all vets have fish specialists. Good luck
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Thanks, I managed to get the last bottle of Metroplex in Napanee. Treating the water in a hospital tank with 4 fish who have stopped eating and poo long white strings. Hope it works for whatever ails them.
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