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    Default My gold fishes have Fish Lice


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    I have 2 gold fishes in my tank now. I have noticed that both these fishes have lice in them. I found 2 big worms in one fish and i removed them both by hand. later i found a smaller worm of the same type on another gold fish as well. I removed this as well by hand,...

    how do i get rid of them completely. how to make sure these worms havent reproduced. I am not sure if completely cleaning gravel and replacing tank water would work as these worm stick to things, so even after a wash they might still be there somewhere. I am pretty sure that the lice should have got in from one of the gold fishes which i got newly. This fish earlier ha ick and killed 3 other gold fishes.. Finally i managed to save this one and another small gold fish alone using ick drops. Now these have those nasty worms on them

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    On them or in them? Either way here is a chart you can use to help determine the correct medication. http://www.drsfostersmith.com/pic/ar...=2004&aid=1338
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    a typo.. ON there gills and tail

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    They are likely anchor worms. API General Cure works on anchor worms, but google first and make sure that's the right sort of worm.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
    Dear naps, sorry I hated you so much when I was a child... Love me

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    googled it..
    they are exactlyhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argulidae

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    Well those aren't worms, why did I think worms? Clout by Mardel is what you want.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
    Dear naps, sorry I hated you so much when I was a child... Love me

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