i wasnt able to id the parasite but it was clear and it was protruding from one of my girls anus which ended up giving her what looked like a hemorrhoid or an open sore on her anus. i would do salt baths on her & it would heal up fast then it would come back i thought bacterial untill i saw the little worm hanging out and moving on its own (grooosssss)
i had posted about it back when it came up and Chicklet suggested Levamisol. Chicklet had said they used it after they tried everything. i tried the treated food but they were having no part of that. because i used the same net for both tanks (i have 2 10 gallons) i treated both tanks because of this. (i now have separate nets)
the cuttlebone, can i get that in the bird section at petco? ill be there tomarrow when i get my cat groomed (shes long haired) and i could pick some up.
te salt baths seem to be helping and ive been doing the 30-40% pwc every other day thing so i can see how it could be from stress as they are not used to me messing with their house so often. the boys seem so much more sensitive than the girls...the girls dont seem to mind because they now know they get fed after i do it so its become a positive thing :)