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RE: Questions about fish

Take a look at "Handbook of fish diseases" by Dieter Untergasser. From your
description it looks like that your fish has a nematode (rounded worm)
called camallanus. Cure, if I remeber correctly uses a sustance/medicine

This little creatures are thin small hairlike, red,  rounded worms about
1/4" in length they attach to the intestine wall, my understanding is that
you should get rid of them...


Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 20:34:36 -0400
From: Christopher Ferrell <csferrel at eos_ncsu.edu>
Subject: Questions about fish

I have a 2" male albino krib that is having some issues.  He has something
coming out
of his anus.  It looks like small red "hairs" coming out.  They don't move.
don't go in and out.  They extend about 1mm from his backside.  There are
about 3-6 of
them.  His anus looks a little enlarged but nothing drastic.  He seemed to
be normal
(having normal bowel movements) about a week ago.

Feeding has been blood worms, tetra parasite medicated food, tetra min-tabs
and tetra
baby shrimp.  Water temps, conditions have all been normal and steady.  I
similar conditions in a cherry barb several months ago.  They were being fed
the same
food except that the blood worms are from a different package.

Suggestions on treatment?  Causes?  Solutions?