F8 internal parasites

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F8 internal parasites

Post by Canjalaranja » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:19 pm

Hii

I bought my f8 a month ago and he is alone on my 60 gl tank, e fed him every day whith shrimp and frozen bloodworms. He seems to be very happy and healty Always exited with my presence and food, the only problem is that he eats and eats and when he finhishes his stomach is big and round , but 60 to 100 min later his stomach is already sucked.

I dont no why but I cant put a foto of it.

I live in portugal but i can order meds form other places , he is the only fish in the tank.

What med should i give to him?

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Re: F8 internal parasites

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:51 pm

Soak his foods for the next 3 days in Prazipro or Metronidazole.
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Re: F8 internal parasites

Post by Canjalaranja » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:32 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:51 pm
Soak his foods for the next 3 days in Prazipro or Metronidazole.
Tnx !

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Re: F8 internal parasites

Post by Canjalaranja » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:28 am

Pufferpunk wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:51 pm
Soak his foods for the next 3 days in Prazipro or Metronidazole.
Does prazipro work for protozoans too? Or i will have to biy the 2 , because i dont know what parasite it is!?

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Re: F8 internal parasites

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:36 am

Try 1 for 3 days & then the other or you could use both together. Unless you have a microscope to examine the poop.
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Re: F8 internal parasites

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Re: F8 internal parasites

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:51 pm

Have you tried soaking his food in garlic? It should enhance flavor & appetite.
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Re: F8 internal parasites

Post by Canjalaranja » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:18 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:51 pm
Have you tried soaking his food in garlic? It should enhance flavor & appetite.
No i didn't i am going to try now

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Re: F8 internal parasites

Post by Canjalaranja » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:26 pm

No he just ignores all the food i give to him

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Re: F8 internal parasites

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:52 pm

Try it!
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Re: F8 internal parasites

Post by freshpuffer1 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:41 pm

The disease may be tuberculosis, my DP had it. I was really attached to it, so it was sad to see that guy go. : (
I heard that dog dewormers might help. Not sure though.

Hopefully this helps. :)

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