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Re: [Killietalk] Hydra must die
(Fluke-tabs) by Aquarium Products Dont hurt fry or plants
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From: "Peter Marceau" <rhodyfish at yahoo_com>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 9:31 PM
Subject: [Killietalk] Hydra must die
> Well it seems that from time to time these things pop up in my tanks and I
> tend to tolerate them because I'm hesitant to use any medication in my
> tanks. Recently I set up a dozen tanks or so to breed some Diapterons.
> They were all new 2.5G with a new sponge filter, Java moss from a tank
> that had only contained plants for a year or so and a little peat on the
> bottom. All seemed fine and the fish looked very happy. I ran the tanks
> without fish for a week or so then added them in. It seems like it took
> all of a day for they to show up and be everywhere and I still tolerated
> Three weeks ago I was Lucky enough to pick some Betta Channoides at a LFS.
> They were set up in a plant only tank I had running for a couple of weeks
> that seemed to be Hydra free. It took all of a day for them to spawn and
> my first attempt at breeding Bettas was of to a great start. The male did
> great and held full term only to release the fry to be killed by hydra.
> This was the first time I ever saw this and I'd like to make ti the last.
> I've been reading about flubendazole and have several questions I was
> hopping you all could help out. The basics- who will it effect,where to
> get it, how to use it, when to get it out of my tanks. I have a small
> pinch someone gave me awhile back but have no idea how much it is and have
> now way to measure it. Will it kill plants, snails, eggs or fry.
> Thanks in advance
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