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Marcia

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Prazipro (1 teaspoon or 5ml per 20 gallons)
** Must be dosed at least TWICE, usually a week apart. Use this treatment calendar to determine when is the best time to add the second dose: Marine Parasites

I am treating a small Pacific sailfin tang in QT. I acquired the fish in bad condition--eating like a little piggy, but remains emaciated. Noticeably sunken flesh behind the head and above the backbone along the whole length of the fish. Pinched belly. Feces are not the long, white strings we look for with internal parasites, but feces seem a little thinner than you'd expect from a fish eating so much. Body color is slightly pale.
I've run a routine 30-day course of copper, Metroplex in the water column, Metroplex-laced food. Just started a routine course of PraziPro, but need guidance on the timing of the 2nd dose.
Given the fish's symptoms, I think I'd like to start him on fenbendazole-laced food.
  1. The web page for MarineParasites.com appears to be down. Does someone have the dose timing information for PraziPro?
  2. Is it okay to use fenbendazole-laced food concurrently with PraziPro in the water column?
Other suggestions welcome!
(20g bare QT with HOB for mechanical filtration only, small powerhead. Ammonia controlled by partial water changes, monitored with Ammonia Alert Badge.)
 

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The web page for MarineParasites.com appears to be down. Does someone have the dose timing information for PraziPro?
It's typically 5-7 days if water temp is maintained ~ 78F.

Is it okay to use fenbendazole-laced food concurrently with PraziPro in the water column?
Yes (y)
 

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I am treating a small Pacific sailfin tang in QT. I acquired the fish in bad condition--eating like a little piggy, but remains emaciated. Noticeably sunken flesh behind the head and above the backbone along the whole length of the fish. Pinched belly. Feces are not the long, white strings we look for with internal parasites, but feces seem a little thinner than you'd expect from a fish eating so much. Body color is slightly pale.
I've run a routine 30-day course of copper, Metroplex in the water column, Metroplex-laced food. Just started a routine course of PraziPro, but need guidance on the timing of the 2nd dose.
Given the fish's symptoms, I think I'd like to start him on fenbendazole-laced food.
  1. The web page for MarineParasites.com appears to be down. Does someone have the dose timing information for PraziPro?
  2. Is it okay to use fenbendazole-laced food concurrently with PraziPro in the water column?
Other suggestions welcome!
(20g bare QT with HOB for mechanical filtration only, small powerhead. Ammonia controlled by partial water changes, monitored with Ammonia Alert Badge.)
Just a follow-up on this sailfin tang...
I gave fenbendazole-laced food and that worked like a charm! Belly filled out and the fish's whole appearance improved.

Interesting that this fish showed no interest in algae or nori before treatment with fenbendazole. He would eat meaty foods, but nothing green. AFTER fenbendazole treatment, he developed an insatiable appetite for veggies. He is now out of quarantine, happily pecking away at the algae in my Display.

Sometimes it just takes the right meds.
Thank you, Humblefish, for the wealth of information on your webpages.
 

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Just a follow-up on this sailfin tang...
I gave fenbendazole-laced food and that worked like a charm! Belly filled out and the fish's whole appearance improved.

Interesting that this fish showed no interest in algae or nori before treatment with fenbendazole. He would eat meaty foods, but nothing green. AFTER fenbendazole treatment, he developed an insatiable appetite for veggies. He is now out of quarantine, happily pecking away at the algae in my Display.

Sometimes it just takes the right meds.
Thank you, Humblefish, for the wealth of information on your webpages.
Wow this is great! What was the dosage of Fenben you put into the food? You use the rest of the food soak recipe as mentioned by Humble?
 

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Just a follow-up on this sailfin tang...
I gave fenbendazole-laced food and that worked like a charm! Belly filled out and the fish's whole appearance improved.

Interesting that this fish showed no interest in algae or nori before treatment with fenbendazole. He would eat meaty foods, but nothing green. AFTER fenbendazole treatment, he developed an insatiable appetite for veggies. He is now out of quarantine, happily pecking away at the algae in my Display.

Sometimes it just takes the right meds.
Thank you, Humblefish, for the wealth of information on your webpages.
Chalk another win up for Fenben!
 

Marcia

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Wow this is great! What was the dosage of Fenben you put into the food? You use the rest of the food soak recipe as mentioned by Humble?
I used Humble's recipe with tiny pellet food as the base. Added Selcon.
Adding a picture for eye candy. (White spots are on the glass, not the fish.) As you can see, my DT needs herbivores!

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MrLargo

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I used Humble's recipe with tiny pellet food as the base. Added Selcon.
Adding a picture for eye candy. (White spots are on the glass, not the fish.) As you can see, my DT needs herbivores!

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Wow, excellent! So, around 1/8 teaspoon of Fenben? I ask specifically, bc last time I food soaked it 3 out of 4 of my tangs died. 🤦🏼‍♂️
 
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