GSP internal parasites?

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GSP internal parasites?

Post by pufferkeeper411 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:28 pm

Hi guys, I kind of recently got a GSP named BumbleBee. Since GSP's are notorious for having internal parasites, I medicated him early on as a preventative. I then made the stupid mistake of adding in plants from a tank at PETCO. He then started developing a sunken in belly so I treated him again. Now he still eats voraciously, but he gets a slightly sunken in belly after around 10 hours of not feeding him. I am kind of on the fence about whether to treat him again, but since I am raising salinity, do you think that that could get rid of his most likely freshwater parasites. Thanks.

Salinity: 1.010 using INSTANT OCEAN salt mix
40 percent water changes once a week
feeding frozen Krill, People shrimp, bladder snails(although I will soon switch to MTS) and bloodworms.
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I am also thinking about getting a yellowtail damsel in the future when it is full marine.
32.5 gallon Fluval Flex with 1 GSP(BumbleBee)
5 gallon planted tank with Dwarf puffer
3 gallon shrimp tank with 1 feeder guppy and cherry shrimp
1 gallon snail breeding tank(MTS and Bladder snails)

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Re: GSP internal parasites?

Post by pufferjw » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:05 pm

How did you treat your fish and what medication did you use?
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Re: GSP internal parasites?

Post by pufferkeeper411 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:11 pm

API General cure
I treated his food and water using a total of 3 packets(1 for each gallon as instructed on the packet)
32.5 gallon Fluval Flex with 1 GSP(BumbleBee)
5 gallon planted tank with Dwarf puffer
3 gallon shrimp tank with 1 feeder guppy and cherry shrimp
1 gallon snail breeding tank(MTS and Bladder snails)

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Re: GSP internal parasites?

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:28 pm

I highly suggest treating his food, as internal parasites need to be treated internally.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: GSP internal parasites?

Post by pufferkeeper411 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:26 pm

Yes, I did treat his food. I soaked some people shrimp in a cup of tank water and added the medication. I then put the whole solution in the aquarium and he ate some of the shrimp, but spit a little out. Thanks for the reply Pufferpunk and Pufferjw!
32.5 gallon Fluval Flex with 1 GSP(BumbleBee)
5 gallon planted tank with Dwarf puffer
3 gallon shrimp tank with 1 feeder guppy and cherry shrimp
1 gallon snail breeding tank(MTS and Bladder snails)

Remember Water changes, Water changes, Water changes.

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C valentini
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C papuan
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suvattii
burrfish
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Re: GSP internal parasites?

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:07 pm

OK
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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