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    Hi folks, its been a loooong time since I wrote in. My tilapia farm went belly up during a move we had to make, so I kinda put it on the back burner.

    I wanted to get one of my 75s back up and running, so I set it up, cycled it, and just for giggles, I went to the creek and cast a net to see what I could get. I caught about half a dozen blue gill which were already in their winter hybernation stage. I got a range of sizes from about a half inch long to about 4 to 5 inches long. They are doing OK, haven't eaten yet, but I plan on getting some tubefex worms for them.

    I've treated them with a 7 day regimen of Pimafix [using 80 gallons as my water amount] after which I did lose one but he wasn't in good shape anyway. I also increased the salinity of the water with 2Tbsp pond salt per 10 gallons water. What I have now appears to be leeches or some other parasitic worm attachment on their fins and under their scales, but doesn't seem to bother them. Not many, but coming from the wild, I imagine it could be almost anything. The area I am in is south illinois by the indiana border. LFS are no where near me, so supplies have to come in via UPS or I have to travel a ways to get anything. I've done my own water testing and ph was at 8 last time I checked, ammo and nitrite are exactly where they should be at 0ppm and nitrate is about 20ppm.

    I was wondering if anyone would have a suggestion as far as treatment for these guys. I have Melafix but wanted to consult other opinions first.

    Thanks!

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    Can''t give rep points, but great job on the diagnosis/treatment - Boundava   Sending you a geophagus to  tank you for your analytical powers! - discusluv   Happy Holidays! - Boundava   Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7   Happy V Day! - WhistlingBadger   

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    Hikari Prazipro, Seachem Paraguard, and levamisole; not at the same time

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    Do i use all 3 independently or are they choices of meds? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oreochromis View Post
    Do i use all 3 independently or are they choices of meds? Thanks.
    you should only combine levamisole and prazipro

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