Deworming

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Since this board has been up, we have found there are several questions that routinely get asked in order to help diagnose problems. If you can have that information to begin with in your post, we'll be able to help right away (if we can!) without having to wait for you to post the info we need.

1) Your water parameters - pH, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrates and salinity (if appropriate). This is by far the most important information you can provide! Do not answer this with "Fine" "Perfect" "ok", that tells us nothing. We need hard numbers.

2) Tank size and a list of ALL inhabitants. Include algae eaters, plecos, everything. We need to know what you have and how big the tank is.

3) Feeding, water change schedule and a list of all products you are using or have added to the tank (examples: Cycle, Amquel, salt, etc)

4) What changes you've made in the tank in the last week or so. Sometimes its the little things that make all the difference.

5) How long the aquarium has been set up, and how did you cycle it? If you don't know what cycling is read this: Fishless Cycling Article and familiarize yourself with all the information. Yes. All of it.

We want to help, and providing this information will go a LONG way to getting a diagnosis and hopeful cure that much faster.

While you wait for assistance:
One of the easiest and best ways to help your fish feel better is clean water! If you are already on a regular water change schedule (50% weekly is recommended) a good step to making your fish more comfortable while waiting for diagnosis/suggestions is to do a large water change immediately. Feel free to repeat daily or as often as you can, clean water is always a good thing! Use of Amquel or Prime as a dechlor may help with any ammonia or nitrite issues, and is highly recommended.

Note - if you do not normally do large water changes, doing a sudden, large water change could shock your fish by suddenly changing their established water chemistry. Clean water is still your first goal, so in this case, do several smaller (10%) water changes over the next day or two before starting any large ones.
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ramp005
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T. schoutedeni
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Deworming

Post by ramp005 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:29 pm

Hi, New here on the forum.
In my collection I have:
- Carinotetraodon travancorius (Dwarf)
- Tetraodon lineatus (Fahaka)
- Tetraodon schoutedeni (Spotted Congo or leopard puffer)

I've been looking around the forum but can't find any safe products that are available in Europe.
Specially the schoutedeni realy need to be dewormed. These are recently imported, wild caught fish.
Can someone help me please?
Last edited by ramp005 on Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Deworming

Post by pufferjw » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:42 pm

For the UK, check out Sera Med Professional Tremazol. Treats internal and external
187 Gallon - 1 Signata Stingray
50 Gallon - 3 Roseline Sharks, 1 Hujeta Gar, 1 Striped Thorny Catfish
34 Gallon - 1 Duboisi Puffer
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ramp005
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Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:16 pm
Gender: Male
My Puffers: C. travancorius
T. Lineatus
T. schoutedeni
Location (country): Belgium
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Re: Deworming

Post by ramp005 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:26 pm

pufferjw wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:42 pm
For the UK, check out Sera Med Professional Tremazol. Treats internal and external
Thanks, I can get that over here in Belgium at my supplier.

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pufferjw
Green Spotted Puffer
Posts: 316
Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:16 pm
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My Puffers: Duboisi Puffer
Red Congo Puffer
Dwarf Puffer

Have Owned:
Amazon Puffers
Location (country): United States of America
Location: Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts

Re: Deworming

Post by pufferjw » Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:15 pm

Awesome, glad I could help!
187 Gallon - 1 Signata Stingray
50 Gallon - 3 Roseline Sharks, 1 Hujeta Gar, 1 Striped Thorny Catfish
34 Gallon - 1 Duboisi Puffer
28 Gallon - 1 Red Congo Puffer
10 Gallon Planted - 1 Dwarf Puffer
6 Gallon Feeder - Red Cherry Shrimp, Guppies

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