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Old 06-25-2017, 01:05 PM   #21
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Because puffers don't eat food that will really "absorb" medication, like flakes or pellets, you'd really just be adding the medicine at the same time as the food. And yes, I would do 1.5 tsp. Be sure to remove any carbon from your filters while treating.

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Old 06-25-2017, 04:15 PM   #22
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Just ordered the Prazipro from Drs. Foster and Smith. How long after I get the puffers should I treat them? I'd like them to get accustomed to the tank and be not so stressed when I treat them. If they look like they are already in good shape, can I wait a week before treating them?
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Old 06-25-2017, 04:58 PM   #23
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I see no benefit in waiting.
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I see no benefit in waiting.
Very good. Thanks!
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Old 06-26-2017, 01:58 PM   #25
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Just spoke with a guy at the fish store where I'm going to get the puffers from and they are not wild caught. He saw no reason for me to deworm them. I ordered the Prazipro before talking to him today, so I will have it on hand, just in case. Can't wait to pick them up on Saturday. I'll post pictures once they are settled into their new home!
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Old 06-26-2017, 07:41 PM   #26
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I'd ask if he got them from a local/trusted breeder. Lfs people have been known to "bend" the truth into a fast sale.
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Old 06-27-2017, 12:18 AM   #27
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You'll have the meds. One dose is enough. No reason not to really.
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Old 06-27-2017, 01:25 AM   #28
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Agree with Brookster and nirbhao, trust lfs's less all the time. Would treat them as well.
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Old 06-27-2017, 10:43 AM   #29
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Ok, will do. My order from Drs. Foster and Smith with the Prazipro should be delivered right before I get them on Saturday, so I'll treat the tank as soon as I've introduced them to it. Thanks everyone for your replies! Also, after treatment, how many days should I wait to do a water change and vaccum (in case they expel any dead worms)?
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Old 06-27-2017, 01:59 PM   #30
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I believe the bottle says two days.

I adore our pea puffers. I could watch them all day long. I hope you enjoy your new underwater helicopter puppies.
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I believe the bottle says two days.

I adore our pea puffers. I could watch them all day long. I hope you enjoy your new underwater helicopter puppies.
Believe me, I'm driving my husband and our 14 y/o crazy talking about them all the time! Like I've said, I've had them before, but it was a few years ago, and I can't wait to pick them up on Saturday!! It's like Christmas!

I'll be posting pictures galore!!
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Looking forward to seeing it!
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