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Hole in the head disease

Postby DavidS » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:45 pm

I have a 9 year old black striped severin. I noticed hole in the head for a couple of years now. The fish eats well and is active. I am wondering if I should do nothing or treat the fish with API General Cure (metronidazole/praziquantel, 250/75 mg). I am concerned of toxicity since the fish is old. I am dolng my best to keep the tank clean. It is possible that once in a while I should have been more diligent on tank maintenance but now I am paying better attention. Again the fish is active and eats well. What do you all think?
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Re: Hole in the head disease

Postby Mellywell » Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:41 pm

David, sorry no one has responded.
I've had excellent success with Tetra Parasite Guard. It was recommended to me by a friend who runs a Trout Farm. A very unappreciated name brand. And very inexpensive. Cleared up HITH with my Polleni in 4 days. He hardly has a scar now. And it didn't hurt anyone else in the tank, and I have a variety.

Good luck.
120 gallon 5': Mixed Hap and Malawi tank with 2 odd balls. A Frontosa,& Polleni small spot
Deco: White pool filter sand and black/grey slate.
Fliter : 2 X Eheim 2217
Heater : in line 300w
Ph: 8.2. Temp: 79.
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