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Callamus worms in Kribensis

PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:57 pm
by GVSailor
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?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:29 pm
by GTZ
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.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:35 pm
by Bruce Haynes
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.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:41 pm
by Aspencer
How do you think it got introduced into your tank?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:57 am
by GVSailor
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.