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Old 07-13-2011, 10:39 AM   #31 
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After you finish the treatment, it may take a week or more, I think. The key will be if Azure puts on weight when you feed him. If he still has parasites, they'll still be eating the food you feed him so he'll still be skinny.

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Old 07-13-2011, 11:24 AM   #32 
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Hmm so if in a week or so he puts on weight, I'll know right?
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:29 AM   #33 
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Yeah, a week or maybe two. Also if you don't see any more parasites in his poo or hanging around . . . down there.
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:19 AM   #34 
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Update

Metro is ah-mazing! Azureis more active than I've ever seen him be, he's making bubbles and I think he can see again! He caught the worms so fast today! O.o
Is this possible? That these parasites affected his eyes? And now its getting better??
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:20 AM   #35 
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I'm so glad he is doing better! You did the right thing, Metro is the #1 treatment for internal parasites :) Typically, you continue Metro treatments for 14 days. After that, if you still see worms or if he doesn't put any weight on then you can repeat but give home a week between to rest.

Since Metro also happens to be affective against bacterial infections it is possible that his sight issues were bacterial related and the Metro is helping fight off that infection. Internal parasites can also result in general illness so his sight issues could have been due to them. Who knows!
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:46 AM   #36 
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Thanks Darkmoon! I give him 2 doses a day, 12 hours apart, so should I still be continuing it for 14 days? His eyesight is still not great but now he "looks around" and checks thing out if they move and stuff, he wouldn't do that before, he wouldn't even realise my finger was in front of his face! I hope his eyesight comes back completely! That would be awesome :D
I had actually looked up the directions you had given me for metro when Cleo had dropsy. It's sad it didn't work for her, I should have started it instead of Terramycin in the first place :(.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:32 AM   #37 
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Yep, make sure you do the whole 14 days. It would be really great if his eye sight returned, even just a bit!

You really did everything you could for Cleo, it's really difficult to treat fish when you don't have fish meds!
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:17 PM   #38 
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OK, Darkmoon, I guess I'll have to ask the g-ma for more metro, don't think I have enough for 14 days right now :). Thanks a ton!
That's the stupidest thing about the lfs' here, they sell the fish but not the meds.. :( At least I've got you to tell me the meds, otherwise I'd be lost!
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No problem at all, I hope he recovers quickly!
I noticed the same problem in Ireland, the pet stores only sell pets, no meds :/
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:24 PM   #40 
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Yeah, it sucks... The concept of disposable pets. -___-
I don't know what people with those huge expensive fish like Arowanas or Flowerhorns must do..
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