It's always that last step that is the doozy. I've been replacing silk plants in my little tanks with live ones, and in Chicory's case, the big fluffy silk plant was replaced a couple weeks ago with a sword. DONE, right?
Well no, I had a short quarantine on this, it's the tank in my office and I can't really have a QT tank there for new intros, so I put it in my salad bowl at home for a few days and called it good. It wasn't! Last Friday I saw little wormy things in the water and on the inside of the aquarium.
After some talk in the other forum, the likely culprits were identified as either roundworms or planaria, and in either case the fix was to starve them. To that end I took Chicory out of the tank (he's QT'd in a kritter keeper atm) and filled the tank with untreated water.
Well, some kinds of roundworms are worse than others, and I've been keeping an eye on Chicory closely...last night I saw one hooked on his side. His color is off and he seemed less active than usual, but that could be due to the change of environment. My big issue here is time. I leave for a weeklong family vacation Saturday, and I need this thing on him dead.
What's the best method of nuking an anchor/hookworm with fire? If you say tweezer it off, gonna need a how-to on sedating my boy, cause while Chicory was extremely co-operative last night, I could not get hold of it with my tweezers with him in a cup.
But I've read tweezers and Coppersafe are what can kill this.
Help me have him on the road to recovery by Friday so I can leave a recovering fish with our volunteer caretaker!
100% water changes daily
Keeping him in 1G of water in a kritter keeper as a QT tank
Temp is 78 (adjustable thermo - can go higher if it would help with this issue)
put AQ salt in, but can clear that and go to something more aggressive to kill this thing.