So, it appears that my tank has a parasite problem. About a week and a half ago, one of my Cardinal Tetras was breathing heavily, lost some color, bloated, and died about three days later. Yesterday, my female GBR was breathing heavily and I wasn't sure if that was due to disease or if she was getting ready to spawn. She's doing the same thing today, isn't responding to me like she typically does (much more reclusive), and only took a little nibble of a flake during feeding time (eschewing the bloodworms, surprisingly). So I went to the LFS
and picked up a bottle of PraziPro, hoping that (1) my diagnosis is correct and (2) it's not too late.
The guy I spoke with at the LFS
said that internal parasites are best treated by soaking food, such as sinking pellets, with medication. He recommended doing the same in my case. Has anybody else heard of this? Is it safe to do this with PraziPro? I dosed the entire tank this afternoon, as the infection is undoubtedly tank-wide, but should I consider soaking some of my NLS sinking pellets in PraziPro in a couple of days? (Assuming that my ram is still alive.)