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.
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??
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!
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 :(.
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!