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Old 09-29-2012, 05:30 PM   #11 
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Great! we have spinach on an every other week basis! On occasion some zuccini too.

Exactly what I dont want to have happen Red Raz, thats terrible, I hope your guy heals up quick! I never thought about them having parasites til after I got them...$40 later between shipping and their cost per snail I find about the possibility lol...sucks, but ill do the best I can at giving them a good life though, they are awfully cute.
Thanks! Yeah it is a struggle but I can only hope for the best and that he gets better. Good luck and I'm sorry I didn't mean to discourage you. They are so awesome though and very cute! I have had snails before and always loved them. I hope to see pics of the little guys.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:35 PM   #12 
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lol, even so, you dont need to separate them forever. without i a final host flukes will die anyway :)

it's like ich. they have to find a host within 48 hours...
Well my little guy has a weaken immune system so I'm not sure he will recover from the flukes. Perhaps in a more healthy fish they could recover from them. In my case I'm not too sure. I just thought I would give anyone the heads up when thinking about snails.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:29 PM   #13 
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hmm.. what are you treating him with?
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:52 PM   #14 
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hmm.. what are you treating him with?
AQ salt and daily water changes. If that does not work then meds (Hikari Prazipro). He hasn't eaten in like 3 weeks. So his immune system is not too strong. Flukes is a nasty parasite. I have a thread about it all.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:58 PM   #15 
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ur better iff medicating him if it's gill flukes... Aq salt wont get rid of it...
Sakura 8 recommended general cure as it is a milder medication... you probably should begin to medicate him asap before the flukes do futher damage...
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:58 PM   #16 
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cuttlebone is supposed to work for calcium as well as calcium pills for humans. try visiting applesnail.net for some good info. Its for apple snails but i'm assuming the info is relevant for all snail types.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:09 PM   #17 
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ur better iff medicating him if it's gill flukes... Aq salt wont get rid of it...
Sakura 8 recommended general cure as it is a milder medication... you probably should begin to medicate him asap before the flukes do futher damage...
Sakura suggested I wait and see if the AQ salt works first. Today was first full day of treatment.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:11 PM   #18 
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Okies, if that's what she said, I'll go with it.

bu the way, I don't think it was the fault of the snail that flukes appear in the aquarium...
gill flukes do not need intermeditery hosts...
So would not have infected a snail...
did you quarantine the snail at all?
it probably came with the water...
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Okies, if that's what she said, I'll go with it.

bu the way, I don't think it was the fault of the snail that flukes appear in the aquarium...
gill flukes do not need intermeditery hosts...
So would not have infected a snail...
did you quarantine the snail at all?
it probably came with the water...
I quarantined the snail for three days. Everything seemed okay. Then my nerite started acting sick and then Raz my betta started acting sick too. The snail died yesterday. So I have no idea but my little guy now has gill flukes.
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oO weird....that the snail died too....
I'm clueless about what might have happened. but I do wish you the best of luck and your little man a speedy recovery!
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