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Old 01-11-2018, 08:31 AM   #1
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Dwarf puffs

Bit of a random i got a puff who seems to have a worm stuck in her mouth not sure if i should intervene or not shes had it there since last night
Its really faint but shes the one right at the back trying to actually get a photo of the worm is pretty impossible 🤣

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Old 01-11-2018, 08:34 AM   #2
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Did you feed them something that resembles said worm?
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:53 AM   #3
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Yeah blood worms thats what the fish store gave me when i brought them
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:21 AM   #4
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Doesn't look a blood worm? These guys can be prone to parasites
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Seriously! What should i give them ive never had puffs before i know they can have certain things because their scaleless fish
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Just keep an eye on them for now, if they're not eating properly or appear bloated or overly fat then consider treatment. You can research proper parasite treatments, thank you wanted to something along the lines of Metro and kanaplex
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PraziPro is the go-to parasite treatment for those guys.
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Old 01-11-2018, 05:15 PM   #8
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I just googled prazipro and its a american product i cant get it in the uk is there anything specific in it thats good for them?
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The active ingredient is praziquantel, which is used to treat NTDs all over the world. It may have a different name, but I'm sure you can get it in the UK.
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I found it on ebay comes from the states wont be here till the end of the month going to try local fish shop before i commit as its a rather long wait and i dont want to lose any puffs
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What I used to de worm my puffers was API General Cure. It contains praziquantel and Metro. If you can find that at the store it will work just as well.
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