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Old 06-16-2012, 10:41 PM   #11 
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What are you using currently for antibiotics?
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:45 PM   #12 
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At the moment, Melafix and the Quick Cure. I have just finished the 7 day treatment with the Melafix today.
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:50 PM   #13 
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Hmm ok not sure on the quick cure since we don't have it here. Olympia could tell you perhaps =D
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:00 PM   #14 
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Quick cure by Mardel?
The ingredients I looked up say formalin and malachite green, these are for external parasites and problems and really will be ineffective. You need one of the medications listed earlier, which will kill the internal parasites, preferably fed right to the fish.
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Thank you. His bulge seems to be filled with fluid though. Should that go away once I treat him with the anti parasitic medicine?
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Well the parasite is blocking the digestive track, once it is passed/dies, he should be on the road to recovery. Epsom salt may be needed however to help draw fluid out... If you've used it recently, I'd wait I think about 10-14 days before use.
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Yes, the parasites wouldn't be one solid clump, but lots of tiny things that can move around and look fluidy.
That's so gross sounding. :)
He should start pooping out lots of parasites during treatment.
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If you do find anti-parasite stuff in a pet store, can you post what you find and where? When I looked, none of the pet stores around me were carrying the Jungle Labs parasite cure food any more (maybe they discontinued it or something?). I could only find medicated flakes at AngelsPlus: http://angelsplus.com/FlakeMedicated.htm
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:12 PM   #19 
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I've had to use Jungle Fizz Tabs for internal parasites before, and it did work...
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Thank you guys so much! If I do find it at a local store, I'll post it. I have currently 5 fish stores near me. Hopefully ONE of them should have what I need. Should I change his tank everyday when he starts to poop out the parasites? I've been changing it weekly.
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