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Re: large parasite
It sounds like you are describing an anchor worm that you could carefully
pluck off with tweezers. Yeah, you won't get the embedded head of the worm,
but it will die and your fish should be able to fight of the wound/infection.
A tablespoon of salt per 5 gallons should help the process along. The
problem is that you will have to quarantine the tank for a few weeks in order
to avoid passing the potential anchor worm larval parasites around.
Frequent, careful gravel siphoning and water changes will be helpful. If no
more adults like yours show up on fish in a month or so, the problem should
If you want to use a medication to attempt to stop the spread of anchor
worms, the safest available option is a medication like General Cure for
<< Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 16:18:51 -0500
From: "Mozzetta, Al" <AMozzetta at arn_com>
Subject: large parasite
does anyone know a method of removing large parasites from killies. A large
white worm has attached itself behind the right caudal fin of my male choc
aus. hindering his use of the fin and social interaction with female.
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