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Old 10-16-2015, 04:21 PM   #1
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Bolivian rams Internal parasite?

Do they have a parasite? if so which one and how do I treat it?
65g tank two fish with symptoms of red worms coming out of a swollen anus, empty belly but still eats. Tank mates,3 otos, 5 bronze Cory's, 5 Glowlight tetra, 6 cardinal tetra, lots of pond snail many plants. One ram has been in the tank for 7 months while the other has been in there for a month. Click image for larger version

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Camallanus???


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Old 10-16-2015, 08:25 PM   #2
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Red worms would be camallanus IMO.
For me (and many) Levamisole HCI is the only treatment that works.

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Ok I've been doing lots so not much time has been focused on these fish. The newer ram who showed the worse symptoms had died on Tuesday. I have tracked down someone locally who can supply me with some levamisole. I should be getting some from him soon. Ill keep posted. Should I also treat a tank that I use the same nets and syphons in because the parasite could have traveled on them? Probably?


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Ok I've been doing lots so not much time has been focused on these fish. The newer ram who showed the worse symptoms had died on Tuesday. I have tracked down someone locally who can supply me with some levamisole. I should be getting some from him soon. Ill keep posted. Should I also treat a tank that I use the same nets and syphons in because the parasite could have traveled on them? Probably?


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Bleach everything tubes buckets nets
Treat the food and tank with levimisole
Repeat treatment in 2-3 weeks.
It might be smart to use a seperate bucket and contianer or siphon for this tank so it dosent spread
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Ok sounds logical how should I rinse the bleached items? Or soak them?


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I soak for between 5 and 20 minutes then rinse really well and and then fill a bucket with fresh water and lots of prime and let them sit a few minutes and rinse really well again and let air dry

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