NFG Side Effects

Eholceker

Member
You could also dose 20mg/gal 3x over a 3 day period if you are worried about CP sensitivity.
So A little more than 24 hours after the fenben treatment the fish is still flashing at about the same level. Would you have expected to see some improvement. The water was still really cloudy so I haven't dosed the CP yet. Doing a bunch of water changes and wanted to get the fish eating again since they have non interest after the bath.
 

Humblefish

Dr. Fish
So A little more than 24 hours after the fenben treatment the fish is still flashing at about the same level. Would you have expected to see some improvement. The water was still really cloudy so I haven't dosed the CP yet. Doing a bunch of water changes and wanted to get the fish eating again since they have non interest after the bath.
That probably means it's a parasite afflicting the gills and not a worm. When the water clears dose CP. However, it can take 7-10 days for the scratching to stop because CP only shields the fish from reinfection and won't kill the parasites in the gills directly.
 

Eholceker

Member
That probably means it's a parasite afflicting the gills and not a worm. When the water clears dose CP. However, it can take 7-10 days for the scratching to stop because CP only shields the fish from reinfection and won't kill the parasites in the gills directly.
So the biggest issue is I am leaving for a 10 day trip on Sunday the 17th. I am not sure if I am better off dosing before I leave or dose now and have my house sitter watch for ammo is in the QT tank.
 

Eholceker

Member
If you dose CP now, you could transfer the fish into a clean/sterile observation tank on Day 10 (Saturday the 16th).
I was going to give it a day for the fish to start eating again. Do you think it's necessary? I can always do a lower dose at 40mg and ramp it up to 60 mg over the course of a few days.
 

Eholceker

Member
40mg/gal shouldn't affect appetite. Personally, I would dose sooner rather than later to get this knocked out (just in case its velvet.)
I just dosed it. Figured it would be easier for my sitter, aka wife, to put a capful of prime in the water to control ammonia than the alternative
 

Eholceker

Member
Shouldn't be. Fenbendazole is a pretty mild medication.
The water still hasn't cleared up 100% from the bath treatment. Is it.possible there is still lingering medication and having a reaction with the CP. Was thinking about maybe doing some 5 gallon water changes and adding back 200 mg of CP for the fresh water. I am sure it wouldn't really hurt
 

Humblefish

Dr. Fish
The water still hasn't cleared up 100% from the bath treatment. Is it.possible there is still lingering medication and having a reaction with the CP. Was thinking about maybe doing some 5 gallon water changes and adding back 200 mg of CP for the fresh water. I am sure it wouldn't really hurt
That's weird. Whenever I dose Fenbendazole, the tank always clears within 48 hours max. @Dr.Reef Have you seen it take longer??

A 5 gallon water change and add enough CP back to the replacement water sounds like a good idea. (y)
 

Eholceker

Member
@Dr.Reef @Humblefish so I am thinking I am going to move the fish today to a new clean tank and kind of go a modified TTM. Would you run the fish through formalin before the transfer? The other options are to tough it out but the fish still didnt eat today, or do a very large water change with my a slightly less dose of CP 30mg/gallon.
 

Eholceker

Member
Here is what I was thinking.

Today- move fish to new tank. (FWD/formalin)
Tuesday- instead of moving again redose CP
Friday- Move fish back into final QT spot

Now I assuming the fish likely have an ick infection in the gills. This would give the fish time to recover a bit and should technically outrun it. The formalin dip is just in case its velvet.
 
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