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Old 04-04-2012, 04:55 PM   #1 
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internal parasites

does anyone have a picture of what internal parasites look like?
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:13 PM   #2 
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You obviously can't see the parasites themselves, but one of the more obvious signs is white, stringy feces. When I was dealing with them several years ago in some rescue guppies, I also noticed the abdomen could appear bloated as well, although this may not be the case in all situations. Keep in mind that I haven't researched this in several years though, so there may be some new manners of diagnosis that I am not aware of.

As far as treatment is concerned, I found that only the feed-through medications were actually effective.
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:52 PM   #3 
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White or black wormy thing coming out of anus; might be bloated. Can dart around like crazy, stopped eating, lethargic...
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:30 PM   #4 
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I forgot i read the symptom for internal parasite also can be gray belly and clear stringy like poo.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:48 PM   #5 
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Jungle fizz tabs, worked for me whenever anyone had internal parasite :) But, the food-medication (if he'll eat) are worth getting. I don't have a picture, but there are signs...like everyone else already said.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:59 PM   #6 
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You can see Camallanus which is a internal parasite. I got jungle brand Anti-Parasite medicated food. My boy refused to eat anything though :(

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Old 04-05-2012, 03:05 PM   #7 
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I'm curious as to if Ghengis has parasites o_O although, he won't poop at all. But is active, wants food, etc -.- I could use my fizz tabs, but I dunno if it's anything except severe constipation xD
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So Jungle's Parasite Clear Fizz tabs are good. How about API General Cure, did anyone used it?

What is the reason that they get it?
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:00 PM   #9 
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No idea of general cure but I have some stuff from API and it's pretty good.

Internal parasites hitch hike on a host (new fish), on plants, and transfered by contaminated ornaments/fake plants, water, nets, siphons, buckets... much like diseases, especially if those items are kept wet and used frequently. It's always smart to quarantine new fish and all new plants for at least 2 weeks, because then you can tell there are or are no parasites :) And smart to clean objects used between tanks!
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