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Re: camallanus worms help
Camallus sp. are nematodes (roundworms) that can produce cysts but more
commonly are noticed as a red worm that protrudes from the fishes' anus.
The life-cycle usually involves an aquatic insect secondary host and in an
aquarium environment, the infection may be self limiting unless a lot of
live insects are being fed.
Treatment with fenbendazole (panacur) mixed with food at 0.25% (250ppm) may
be effective but sometimes fish won't take medicated food. Alternatively,
treating the aquarium water at a rate of 2ppm can be repeated at weekly
intervals for 3 treatments. Carbon filters and undergravel filters must be
turned off during treatment and a 50% water change done 2-3 days after
treatment, at which time carbon filtration (if used) can be resumed.
Alan Slack, DVM
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Sanchez" <barbax2 at yahoo_com>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 2:47 PM
Subject: camallanus worms help
> Hi folks I just completed a trade with another killie
> friend and I was told some of my fish had camallanus
> worms. I am unaware of this parasite and would like to
> request any information anyone may have out there on
> these bugs. It's weird because they all looked normal
> and even bred for me. How should I treat for this? How
> do I recognise them for that matter? I am very
> concerned as I sent some of my breeders to this friend
> and im worried I may have a bigger problem on my
> hands. How should I procede to iiradicate them?
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