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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:55 pm Post subject: Gill Flukes - Heavy Infestation Reply with quote

 Hello  All,  I've  a  pair  of  Parrots  and  green  terrors  in  my  main  tank  and  a  pair  of  gold  fish  and  some  guppies  in  the  second  tank.  Unfortunately  both  the  tanks  have  been  heavily  infested  with  gill  flukes  and  even  after  treating  them  for  a  week  now,  i  dont  see  any  change  in  the  infestation.  
 
 Below  are  the  things  i've  tried  so  far
 
 1.  Salt  baths
 2.  Potassium  Permanganate  bath
 3.  Distoside  -  Praziquantel
 4.  I  got  some  medicine  @  a  local  aquarium  (Yellow  coloured  one,  will  post  the  name  if  required  )
 5.  Regular  water  change  -  I  add  rock  salt  on  every  water  change.
 6.  Good  aeration  is  also  there
 
 I've  been  doing  the  treatment  as  indicated  in  other  threads  appropriately  and  i  am  not  seeing  any  change  in  the  infestation.
 However,  the  fishes  look  normal  ,  apart  from  One  Parrot  who  keeps  on  rubbing  against  some  hiding  stuff.
 
 Both  the  tanks  are  infested  made  things  worse,  i  dont  know  how  i  can  quarantine  all  of  them  and  treat.
 
 Pour  in  your  experiences  and  pls  help  me  save  the  fishes  in  the  tank.
 
 What  more  can  i  do  ?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:19 pm Post subject: Re: Gill Flukes - Heavy Infestation Reply with quote

 ...did  you  try  Formaldehyde  ?
 I  believe  it  works  good  for  gill  flukes,  but  I  would  read  up  before  I  do  anything  with  that  chemical.
 Please  read  up  on  it,  and  look  for  posts  regarding  that  here,
 It  is  what  I  used  for  Gill  Flukes.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:45 pm Post subject: Re: Gill Flukes - Heavy Infestation Reply with quote

 First  off  the  goldfish  and  guppies  are  totally  different  varities  of  fish  guppies  are  tropical  and  goldfishes  are  coldwater  fishes  moreover  guppies  can  nip  the  fins  of  goldfish  so  not  compatible.  As  for  the  Gillflukes  if  you  are  certain  about  it  and  that  it  is  not  Ich  (white  spots  on  fish  body)  then  try  formaldehyde  or  other  forms  of  medication  as  directed  by  your  Aquarium  store  person  along  with  it  try  to  keep  the  temperature  of  the  water  around  27-28  C  with  a  heater.  Hope  this  helps.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:28 pm Post subject: Re: Gill Flukes - Heavy Infestation Reply with quote

 Simple  solution..
 Get  a  meter  of  regular  wire  used  for  house  wiring,  make  4  pieces  of  it  and  strip  the  whole  insulation  off  the  copper  strands  inside,  discard  the  insulation..  make  a  roll  of  the  copper  strands  by  rolling  them  on  your  fingers  and  place   them  in  your  tanks  where  the  fish  cant  get  hurt  from  the  sharp  edges  of  the  strands..  be  patient  for  a  few  days..  with  in  a  week  your  fishes  will  be  good.
 remove  the  copper  strands  when  you  feel  the  infections  are  gone..
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:25 am Post subject: Re: Gill Flukes - Heavy Infestation Reply with quote

 Hello  Nanu,
 Formaldehyde   i'm  yet  to  try  it  out..  had  never  heard  that,  it  might  help  gill  flukes.
 Lemme  do  some  research  before  i  try  it  out.  Thanks.
 Nanu  -  So  ,  were  u  able  to  treat  the  flukes  completely  with  Formaldehyde??
 
 
 Hello  Victor,  Guppies  are  actually  very  small  ones  and  i  too  agree  they  are  not  compatible,  will  remove  them  asap.
 
 Yes,  i'm  certain  they  are  Flukes..  color  on  the  fish  is  just  wonderful  :-)  
 I  can  see  DARK  RED  strands  inside  the  fish  gills  and  the  gills  are  getting  bloated  day  by  day.
 Temp  is  @  29.
 
 
 
 Srinidhi,
 Ill  would  def  try  this  out  today  updated  here.
 Can  you  tell  me,  how  copper  will  help  in  shedding  off  the  flukes,  so  that  it  may  help  ppl  who  are  desparate  on  flukes  problem.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:19 pm Post subject: Re: Gill Flukes - Heavy Infestation Reply with quote

 In  my  earlier  days,  I  had  a  book  by  some  indian  author  who  had  give  such  simple  treatments  for  fish  illness..
 back  then..  when  I  buy  a  new  fish,  I  frequently  I  used  to  have  flashing  issues  because  of  Gills  fluke..  and  they  used  to  spread  very  rapidly  to  other  fishes  as  well.  so  I  always  had  success  with  this  treatment..  with  in  a  week  the  flashing  was  gone  and  the  fishes  were  comfortable.
 basically  copper  content  beyond  certain  point  in  water  is  toxic  to  small  parasites..  on  the  long  run  they  may  affect  the  fishes.  but  since  we  are  removing  it  after  the  parasites  are  gone,  the  fishes  wont  have  much  of  a  problem..
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:39 pm Post subject: Re: Gill Flukes - Heavy Infestation Reply with quote

                                                   
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In  my  earlier  days,  I  had  a  book  by  some  indian  author  who  had  give  such  simple  treatments  for  fish  illness..
 back  then..  when  I  buy  a  new  fish,  I  frequently  I  used  to  have  flashing  issues  because  of  Gills  fluke..  and  they  used  to  spread  very  rapidly  to  other  fishes  as  well.  so  I  always  had  success  with  this  treatment..  with  in  a  week  the  flashing  was  gone  and  the  fishes  were  comfortable.
 basically  copper  content  beyond  certain  point  in  water  is  toxic  to  small  parasites..  on  the  long  run  they  may  affect  the  fishes.  but  since  we  are  removing  it  after  the  parasites  are  gone,  the  fishes  wont  have  much  of  a  problem..                
I'm  going  to  try  this  thing  right  away  on  my  FH  ...  he  has  flukes  and  holes  in  the  head  disease
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:00 pm Post subject: Re: Gill Flukes - Heavy Infestation Reply with quote

 Lowering  the  temprature  of  the  water  will  affect  the  gill  fluke  bacterias  growth.  
 
 Treat  each  type  of  fish  you  have  separately.  Reduce  the  temprature  of  water  gradually  and  proceed  with  the  treatments  told.
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 I'm  confused  about  the  temperture.
 Few  suggest  to  Lowering  the  temprature  and  few  to  make  it  around  30.
 
 whatz  the  ideal  temperature  guys  to  treat  flukes?
 
 Also,  Whatz  the  ideal  normal  temperature  ?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:31 pm Post subject: Re: Gill Flukes - Heavy Infestation Reply with quote

                                                   
Nidhi  wrote  (View  Post):                
Simple  solution..
 Get  a  meter  of  regular  wire  used  for  house  wiring,  make  4  pieces  of  it  and  strip  the  whole  insulation  off  the  copper  strands  inside,  discard  the  insulation..  make  a  roll  of  the  copper  strands  by  rolling  them  on  your  fingers  and  place   them  in  your  tanks  where  the  fish  cant  get  hurt  from  the  sharp  edges  of  the  strands..  be  patient  for  a  few  days..  with  in  a  week  your  fishes  will  be  good.
 remove  the  copper  strands  when  you  feel  the  infections  are  gone..                

 
 To  be  frank.  This  is  something  I  have  not  heard  off.
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Simple  solution..
 Get  a  meter  of  regular  wire  used  for  house  wiring,  make  4  pieces  of  it  and  strip  the  whole  insulation  off  the  copper  strands  inside,  discard  the  insulation..  make  a  roll  of  the  copper  strands  by  rolling  them  on  your  fingers  and  place   them  in  your  tanks  where  the  fish  cant  get  hurt  from  the  sharp  edges  of  the  strands..  be  patient  for  a  few  days..  with  in  a  week  your  fishes  will  be  good.
 remove  the  copper  strands  when  you  feel  the  infections  are  gone..                

 
 To  be  frank.  This  is  something  I  have  not  heard  off.                

 
 But  Ramdas,  this  is  a  tried  and  tested  method  which  has  worked  for  me..
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:03 pm Post subject: Re: Gill Flukes - Heavy Infestation Reply with quote

 Praziquantel  should  do  the  job  ...  my  fh  had  too  much  of  mucus  in  his  gills  so  treated  him  with  salt  and  Praziquantel  ,so  far   he  doing  well  but  not  yet  fully  recovered
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 Praziquantel  (  Distoside  )  i  tried  for  more  than  a  week  now,  with  25%  -  50%  water  change..  but,  no  luck..  
 Fishes  are  active  but,  i  can  still  see  THICK  RED  FLUKES  inside  the  gills..  these  flukes  are  really  creepy  :-S
 No  reduction  in  the  quantity..  
 
 I've  read  everywhere,  after  a  week  of  Prazi,  80%  of  FLUKES  would  go,  BUT  again..  n  luck  for  me..  YET  !
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 single  treatment  wont  work  my  friend  ...  you  should  go  for  multiple  treatment  ...because  Praziquantel  is  not  effective  against  eggs  so  when  the  eggs  hatch  you  will  have  to  treat  again  ,so  far  i'm  doing  around  7th  week  treatment  still  i'm  not  able  to  remove  them  completely  but  every  week  i  can  see  lot  of  improvement  ..
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I'm  going  to  try  this  thing  right  away  on  my  FH  ...  he  has  flukes  and  holes  in  the  head  disease                

 Shashank,  missed  your  post...  I  can  guarantee  the  effectiveness  of  this  treatment  for  gill  flukes,  But  I  cant  tell  about  the  Hole  in  the  head  problem..  but  it  might  work,  If  you  have  positive  effect  on  the  HITH  with  this  treatment  then  please  do  post  it..
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