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Ms. Moor

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  1. Ok should I water change between each dose? I'm thinking 25%. Thank you for your help Jared????
  2. Yes, it says to redose after 3-5 days and up to 3 doses in one month is the max. Do you think two doses will be enough?
  3. Yes, dead and floating in the current. They were too small to photograph and my camera/phone couldn't focus.
  4. Hello, Here's an update on my fish: My black moor wounds have headed up nicely, I haven't seen any flashing or signs of anchor worm. Today I added a dose of Dimilin to the tank and noticed something floating, like little worm bodies in the tank. They appear segmented with brownish heads and thread like tails. Are these anchor worm larvae I'm looking at? I "fished" about eight of them out and the thought of them grosses me out. I am on round three of prazi pro and not planning to add more.
  5. Thank you for your help Jared, I really appreciate it????. I was Looking at the Dimilin X dosage online and it calls for 1tsp for 500 gallons, so if my math is correct I should add 1/8 tsp for 40 gallons? Maybe between 1/16 and 1/8?
  6. I also ordered the Dimilin off eBay, it should be here tomorrow. I am wondering if I should just finish up the prazi first then worry about the anchor worms? I am on day 3 of round 2 and want to do 3 rounds. Thank you Arctic Mama, so far the fish are responding well to the Prazi.
  7. Ok thanks Jared. Can I use Dimilin and Prazipro pro together? I went to petsmart and could not find anything for anchor worm. I might go to my LFS on Monday and see what they have.
  8. Ok, I was examining the fish today and found another worm on a different fish. I managed to pull it out entirely and snapped a photo. The tail is forked. I tried to move it for a better photo, but it just stretched out.. http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/zpaulaanne/media/image.jpg1_zpspav46irp.jpg.html
  9. Hi Chelsea, I hope you can make this out. The wound is at the base of the dorsal fin near the tail. http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/zpaulaanne/media/image.jpg2_zpspfzqukvu.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
  10. How do I post a picture? There is no add images button
  11. I could not get a good picture of the fish. The areas where I removed the "worm" are still white but look ok and I don't see any new problems. All the fish look good and ate well as usual. I plan to add more aquarium salt up to 1/2 teaspoon per gallon as my anacharis does not tolerate salt at all. I removed the nerite snails to a five gallon bucket because of the salt and prazi. They didn't touch the algae pellets I put in for them. Thanks for you help.
  12. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 10 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.8 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)7.6 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops * Water temperature? 70 degress * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 40 gallon tub, 5 months * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Fluval 206 * How often do you change the water and how much? 50% every 5 days * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? yesterday 50% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 4 2-3 inches. I plan to upgrade to 100 gallon in next 6 months * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? NLS small goldfish pellets 2x per day, Repashy super green 3 x per week, frozen blood worms, peas 1x per week * Any new fish added to the tank? last month 1 1/2" oranda * Any medications added to the tank? Prazipro, aquarium salt * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Treated for ick-Kordons rid-ich 3 months ago for 7 days. Prazipro and salt 10 tsp. added yesterday * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? white wound on black moor with thread/worm in * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? Occasional flicking a few days ago, otherwise eating, swimming and searching for food.
  13. Hello all, A few days ago I noticed a white sore/wound area on my black moor, it was located low near the anal fins and I thought it might be a possible injury. Around this same time frame I noticed some occasional flashing and immediately thought it could be flukes so I ordered some Prazipro and started treatment as soon as it got here today. I did a 50% w/c added the med and 10 tsp of salt to my 40 gallon, I plan to add more salt tomorrow. Tonight I noticed 2 more wound areas, took a closer look and saw thread like material coming out of the wound. I was able to pull it out whole and I think it's an anchor worm. I don't know if I should abandon the Prazipro and treat for anchor worm or do both at the same time. Test results with API liquid drops: Ammonia-0 Nitrite-0 Nitrate-10 This tank has been set up since January and the only recent changes are that I lowered the temp from 73 to 70 degrees. Let me know if you need any other info.
  14. It was able to swallow it after about 1-2 hrs. In the future I will chop them up a lot smaller
  15. Ok, thanks. I'm a bit of a worry wort, lol. The fish seems to be looking for food and swimming fine with occasional stops as if to spit it out.
  16. I bought some prediction tweezers from the drug store and tried several times and can't get it out. I'm going to leave it there because I think I'm causing more stress than it's worth. Hopefully it will come out on its own.
  17. My smallest fancy goldfish has a pea stuck in its throat, I could not fit tweezers that far down to get it. The fish seems fine, but I can see the pea whenever he swims up toward the top of the tank. The peas were cooked and de shelled so I'm thinking it was just too big. Any advice? Do you think the pea will break down enough to swallow? Today is water change day, but not until later. Thanks to you all
  18. Thanks everyone so much!! The filter is a Fluval 206, it has the bio rings in two slots, the bio foam, fine polishing pad at the end as well as the 4 large sponges that catch large debris.i don't know the PH, but last time I had it checked it was high in the 8 range. As of today readings are ammonia 0, nitrite light blue but not zero and nitrates 10-20 ppm (hard to tell). I'm going to cut back on feeding and see if the nitrites drop to zero. The bacteria that converts nitrite is very slow to process. Thanks again..
  19. I change about 18 gallons on a 40 gallon tank. My tap readings are ammonia 0, nitrite 0, and 0-5 nitrate. Yesterday before the WC ammonia was 0, nitrite was .25 and nitrate was 40ppm after the WC ammonia was 0, nitrite grey tinge, but less than .25 and nitrate was 5-10ppm. I am thinking that the beneficial bacteria can't cope with the bioload and I'll keep changing water in the meantime. I did buy some prime to detoxify the water so the fish should be safe, thanks for you reply! ????
  20. So I did a water change yesterday and another today as nitrite levels were creeping up, levels are now ammonia at 0, nitrite less than .25 and nitrites 5-10ppm. I am wondering if I'm over feeding because the nitrates get so high after a few days or maybe I need more filtration? I would love to see this tank cycle, after three months it should be some what stable.
  21. Thanks for your reply. I will do water changes and keep an eye on it, the fish do not seem stressed and are eating like pigs. Do you have any experience with aqua safe plus by tetra? I see you mentioned prime, but it's an ammonia binder while the other is not. Thanks again!
  22. Hello everyone I'm new to this site, anyway on to my problem. I can't seem to rid my tank of nitrites. They read up to about .25 ppm using an API liquid test kit 2 days after a water change. My tank is a 40 gallon indoor tub set up since January 30th of this year with 3 fancy goldfish each about 1-2 inches in length. I recently had an ich problem and used Kordons rid ich plus, all the fish have been spot and symptom free for 3 days. The medicine claims not to disturb filter bacteria, but I'm unsure about that. I was doing daily water changes before a new dose of meds so it's possible that had caused a mini cycle? I measured some ammonia yesterday about .50 ppm which seems to be on its way down with a reading of less than .25, but not 0. Nitrites never seem to zero out since the initial cycle unless I do a water change then raising up within a few days. I should mention I fishless cycled this tank/tub with pure ammonia and nitrates are about 30-40ppm as last water change was Friday. I want to do another water change to reduce those levels, but on the other hand I want to let the filter bacteria catch up. Any advice?
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