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Thread: Red worm???
04-23-2013, 04:47 PM #11
04-23-2013, 05:17 PM #12
Pulled the worm out manually. Hope that helps. It was def alive.130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora
04-23-2013, 06:16 PM #13
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04-23-2013, 08:02 PM #16
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04-23-2013, 08:02 PM #17
Pulling the worm out manually is not advised. Sorry. I could have written quite an essay and was on lunch. Camallanus attach to the intestines using raspers or hooks which they hook into the walls of the membranes of the gut anus area. The treatment described actually does not kill them so much as it paralyzes them to the point that they become muscularly paralyzed and can not remain attached. Then they slip out of the anus. It is hoped that they can be sucked out with a water change gravel vacuuming. They may be ingested by another fish and it will be infected, however if one fish has this worm it is safe to assume all fish in the tank have it. he worm lays eggs constantly and by the thousands infecting the tank. This is why you want to redose the tank in around 30 days. Removing the worm manually is usually ineffective because there are almost always many more within the fish and the intestines are usually compromised during the act of removal. These worms are very tough and I have tried an arsenal of different chemicals and medications upon them to try to exact a definite kill on them out side of the host fish. They are almost as tough as the fish itself. Unfortunately many feel that they are evolving into a tougher worm yet and this is why they are harder to eradicate. I do a comprehensive oral worming regimen every 6 months minimum and the primary target is this terrible creature. It can infect almost all fish too. I also believe it can be transported by other types of life into the aquarium by snails, shrimp etc.
04-23-2013, 08:03 PM #18
Lol! Sorry, but I threw it away. Yuck!
Do you think that'll do it?
Edit: Just saw the other posts. I guess we'll wait and see.
As I've said, the fish is in qt, and has been for five days now. The other fish show no signs of the worm at this time. I have taken precautions and treated the main tank as well.
I'll keep everyone updated! Thanks so much for all the help!
Last edited by MandyK; 04-23-2013 at 08:07 PM.130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora
04-23-2013, 08:09 PM #19
No, you must treat for camallanus worms. If you have multiple tanks you should use the feed based levamisole product to introduce the medication into the gut of those fish too. This is serious junk. One of the few things I actually fear and I'm an old school 40 plus year fish wrangler. I fear it is because it gets everywhere hard and fast. I do a fish anus check every other day because of it. All 120 tanks spot check. One worm and the whole room gets locked down and no shipping out for 6 weeks and treatments.
04-24-2013, 01:12 AM #20
I do understand that, but I have to work with what I have at the moment.
I stopped in the petstore today to do a price check, and they don't carry the meds. I guess I'll have to order them on line. ARG!!!130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora