flubendazol for Fahaka

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flubendazol for Fahaka

Post by NJD » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:20 am

Hi,

I have had my new fahaka for a week now. He's eating really well (bloodworm and small snails).

I want to treat him for IP's just in case (plus I think he looks a bit skinny even though eating well).

He is currently about 2 inches. I have done my research but I am still a bit confused as to how to treat him. If I soak bloodworm in flubendazol for say an hour before feeding him, can i then just give him the bloodworm? Does it matter how much I use, as long as all of the bloodworms are covered?

Do I need to repeat this? if so how many times and at what intervals?

Thanks

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Re: flubendazol for Fahaka

Post by NJD » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:21 am

PS I am using flubendazol as it is the only medication I have been able to source locally

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Re: flubendazol for Fahaka

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:59 am

Sure, go ahead & do that.
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: flubendazol for Fahaka

Post by NJD » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:33 pm

Just a one off doe? Thanks

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Re: flubendazol for Fahaka

Post by NJD » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:33 pm

Dose

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Re: flubendazol for Fahaka

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:34 am

Treat all food for 3-5 days
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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