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Callamus worms in Kribensis

Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:57 pm

Does anyone know of an effective treatment for callamus worms? I have a pair of kribs that developed them a year ago. I treated them with a commercial goat wormer and it got rid of the worms. I didn't have any sign of them until about 3 weeks ago. I tried the old medicine and it isn't doing anything this time. Any suggestions?

Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:29 pm

Levamisole or if you can't find it, Fenbendazole. You might need to find a sympathetic veterinarian.
There are some dog de-wormers that may contain the needed drugs as well.

Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:35 pm

Levamisole is the only tx that works. I had a bad outbreak of that parasite. Fenben will not touch them at all. Levamisole is not that hard to find on the internet. Dosing has to be exact though.

Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:41 pm

How do you think it got introduced into your tank?

Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:57 am

I found the medicine and the fish got through it.

It came in through some rams i got from petsmart early on. I isolated it in one tank and thankfully it didn't spread at all.
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