Prazi resistant Flukes

scuzy

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So my two new angels shows symptoms of flukes. When i dipped them in fw it helps them a bit. I think its in his gills as he will occasionally scratch on one side of his face and swims a bit irratic. While waiting on fenbendazole to arrive can i increase prazipro dosage a bit to help by them some time? Since amazon shipping i slow now due to the pandemic. Fastes i think i can get the fenbendazole is next thursday or saturday.
 

Humblefish

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I was reading your research about Hyposalinity you said to run tank at 1.09 but under pros says study 1.11 kill eggs and adults
1.011 SG for 5 days will eliminate flukes + eggs. However, I recommend 1.009 (full hypo) for a full week as an insurance policy since it is generally well tolerated by most fish.
 

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Bobby, have you ever used Prazipro at higher concentrations for short duration baths?

Over here we regularly treat at 7.5mg/l for 6 hours using a different product. It's a very useful treatment to carry out during a tank transfer. Ime it can be effective against internal worms when normal prazi dosages have not been. Perhaps the same might apply for flukes.

I can't see why you shouldn't do the same with Prazipro
 

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Bobby, have you ever used Prazipro at higher concentrations for short duration baths?

Over here we regularly treat at 7.5mg/l for 6 hours using a different product. It's a very useful treatment to carry out during a tank transfer. Ime it can be effective against internal worms when normal prazi dosages have not been. Perhaps the same might apply for flukes.

I can't see why you shouldn't do the same with Prazipro
I've never done that, but I know some who do. Prazipro's concentration is 2.5mg/l so they dose 3x the recommended amount for 4-6 hours. Most fish seem to handle it fine; although I wouldn't try it on wrasses.
 

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I've never done that, but I know some who do. Prazipro's concentration is 2.5mg/l so they dose 3x the recommended amount for 4-6 hours. Most fish seem to handle it fine; although I wouldn't try it on wrasses.
Pretty much every fish I've owned has had a bath or two like that. Including various halichoeres, macropharyngodon and anampses.

It's part of an established QT protocol on UR. I guess hundreds of people have followed it and thousands of fish have had these baths. I've never heard of a problem.
 

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Pretty much every fish I've owned has had a bath or two like that. Including various halichoeres, macropharyngodon and anampses.

It's part of an established QT protocol on UR. I guess hundreds of people have followed it and thousands of fish have had these baths. I've never heard of a problem.
Interesting. Do you transfer to a new QT following each bath? If not, how do you prevent reinfection from flukes in the QT itself?
 

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I've always wondered just how viable monogeneans are "off fish". I'm assuming the bath and then transfer back into the same QT has a high success rate, otherwise it wouldn't be so popular over there. :unsure:
Rarely do you hear of the treatment failing. However, it's normally done prophylactically. If someone has a confirmed case of flukes I would always recommend a transfer to a clean tank via the praziquantel bath.

I suspect returning to the same tank would work most of the time, but personally I wouldn't take the chance.
 
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