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03-09-2013, 05:21 PM #1
Undetailed Parazin Description
I have a fish which has caught white spot, so i bought Parazin but the description doesnt say alot.
Does anyone know if it does or not as the description only sais:
Fish lice (Argulus), anchor worm (Lernea), gill maggots (Ergasilus) are just some of the horrific parasites/predators, which can attack fish and are almost invisible to the naked eye. New Parazin destroys these and other insect and crustacean parasites/predators found in aquaria. This is a unique and revolutionary product that usually only requires one dose per infestation. For use in tropical freshwater and coldwater aquaria.
I know white spot is known as a "parasite" and as it states "Parazin destroys these and other insect and crustacean parasites/predators found in aquaria".
So im confused if it does or not as they also do another product strictly for whitespot and fluke. Thank you.100 gallon dirt planted tank
120 gallon - in progress
03-09-2013, 05:32 PM #2
also are waterchanges or filter cleans recommended while the tablets are in the tank100 gallon dirt planted tank
120 gallon - in progress
03-09-2013, 06:40 PM #3
Based on that discription, your success using that med will be limited as that med sounds like it is commonly used for external parasites. Typically meds like that will only deal with parasites that remain the surface of the skin of the fish while ick can hide under the fishes slime coat and burrow into the skin of the fish where that med likely will not get to.
Try to find a med the is meant for ick. I'm sorry but I am not to farmilar with what is avaliable were you live so I can not make any recommendationsIf you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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03-09-2013, 07:40 PM #4
Cliff is right. In the meantime, if you can't come up with a medication, I'd do a large water change to get rid of any meds you put in the tank, then raise the temp to 86 over the course of a couple days. Leave the temp at 86 until you've seen the last white spot, then leave it another 7 days to insure all of the ich parasites that have fallen off the fish are dead. I've used this method successfully twice and never lost a fish.
It just takes patience. Make sure if you do increase the heat that you either add an air stone or lower the water level to increase surface agitation to make sure there's plenty of oxygen exchange. be sure to make water changes every 2 to 3 days during this treatment taking care to keep the temp a constant 86. Vac really well after treatment and slowly lower the temp to avoid shocking them.
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