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09-30-2009, 05:42 PM
From my internet research I see lots of conflicting information on this med. Some say it's bad while most say its completely safe, and a couple BS trap sites tell me my computer is under attack. (if you search the web for Praziquantel loach be careful as some of the results look legit but redirect you to a fake virus scan site. Don't click anything on the fake scan site.)
Is Praziquantel safe for loaches or not? (Specifically, yoyo loach if that information is available)
Please indicate if it is personal experience.
09-30-2009, 07:05 PM
never used it with loaches, PraziPro says it's safe for all commonly kept fish
10-03-2009, 11:29 PM
Thanks Algenco for replying :sconfused:
10-04-2009, 12:25 AM
Almost any medication is stressful/harmful in one way or another. When you see the results in things like loaches then people say that it is not safe or the dosing needs to be cut in half. In my experience this is mostly false. I have used most of these meds on just about everything with no trend in problems in one type of fish or another. I have even strongly overdosed some of these meds on fish that are supposedly extra sensitive with no problems.
I would say use it at full strength and let us know.
10-04-2009, 01:15 AM
Are you sure?
10-04-2009, 01:36 AM
BTW my yoyos are healthy.
My tilapia is sick, with hith.
I have no hospital tank, but I was wondering if I should take them out and house them temporarily in a 18 gal plastic storage box.
It was set up to temporarily house someone's goldfish and a pleco, and I would need to clean it first to prevent introduction of outside diseases.
Also, those plastic containers not made for food are known to leach harmful chemicals. I can actually smell a "new car smell" coming from the plastic.
The only reason I put them in the storage box was because they were suffering from and would have died from ammonia if they stayed in the bucket they came in, so the risks of ammonia poisoning were far greater than the risk of poisoning from the chemicals in the plastic.
If I did so temporarily house them separately during treatment, what if they might be carrying hith causing pathogens without symptoms, reintroducing those pathogens to the treated system when I put them back together?
(which is why I'd prefer treating the whole tank including all the healthy fish, but if there is a grave risk to the yoyos I'd separate them)
10-04-2009, 01:56 AM
This is reassuring, I'm leaning towards doing a water change this afternoon and then beginning treatment with API General Cure (active ingredients metronidazole and praziquantel)
10-09-2009, 05:11 AM
Course of medication nearly finished. Loaches appear to be fine. No noticeable alteration in appearance or behavior.
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