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Re: leaches & plants
I don't know about leeches, but I just recently had an interesting experience with a wild fish that I brought home from our last collecting trip.
The fish, a male melanospilus, developed "ich" a few days after being set up in my tanks. I have never had ich in my fishroom before and I have never seen it on a wild fish. Anyway, I decided to try treating it with flubendazole. I did so, with some added salt, and the infection has been cured. Over a period of about 4 days all of the white spots on the fish have disappeared. As you all know, the causative organism is protozoal, so it appears that this drug may be useful against a variety of such infections.
At 11:39 PM 6/25/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>About two months ago this list, especially Charles Harrison, mentioned that
>Flubendazole could be used to remove hydra. It also could be used with the
>killies in the tanks. Would this work with leaches that come in with plants?
>Thanks and the best!
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Barry J. Cooper, Prof., Dept. Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University
Adjunct faculty, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University
27505 Riggs Hill Rd., Sweet Home, OR 97386 (bjc3 at cornell_edu)
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