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Old 02-06-2007, 11:28 PM   #1
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How can I tell if my puffers have IP's...

Is there a sign, or someway I can tell if any of my puffers have internal parasites? TIA
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Usually, fish with internal parasites get listless and thin, and may have loooong stringy white, thin poop. They might also eat a lot, beacuse the parasites in them will be consuming most of the food.

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Thanks...One more question, can i treat them for Ip's even if they dont have them?...
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Sure! If you can get them to accept prepared foods, try feeding an anti-parasitic medicated food. There is also a Gel Tek gel food that contains anti-parasitic medications in it that you can soak your food in. Fighting it this way (through medicated foods) is best because it gets the med inside quicker. Some people feed them monthly/every few months just to be safe.
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Sure! If you can get them to accept prepared foods, try feeding an anti-parasitic medicated food. There is also a Gel Tek gel food that contains anti-parasitic medications in it that you can soak your food in. Fighting it this way (through medicated foods) is best because it gets the med inside quicker. Some people feed them monthly/every few months just to be safe.
Ok, I have read that using Gel-Tek but what is the name of the one that I need?
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The Gel-Tek product is called ULTRA CURE PX I believe.
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The Gel-Tek product is called ULTRA CURE PX I believe.
Yeah, Now I have to find a store that carries it...I checked petsmart, and they dont carry it. I checked 2 other stores and they said they could order some, but would take 1-2 weeks.
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Big Als should carry it.. Are your puffers showing signs?
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Big Als should carry it.. Are your puffers showing signs?
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HERE is a handy link
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Big Als should carry it.. Are your puffers showing signs?
i second big al's

HERE is a handy link
The thing is I dont have a credit card, and yes one of my puffers has a 'sunken' stomach.
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Big Als should carry it.. Are your puffers showing signs?
i second big al's

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The thing is I dont have a credit card, and yes one of my puffers has a 'sunken' stomach.
might have to wait until LFS can order it then i hope your puffer makes it

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Yeah, Ive been looking non-stop and 3 different forums have suggested this http://www.puppystation.com/pups/sho...es_8_Tabs.html but instead of droping the tabs directly, break a small piece and soak the food in it. Has anyone used them before?
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