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hi,
i have a 55 gallon with well used to but due to this parasite i went from 4 keyholes to 3 i know its this because there were little red worms coming from its anus and im scared it will infect everything i my tank and i use the same net to net fish for all my other tanks im scared about it spreading i need a treatment now im in dier need plz help :(
 

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Okay first of all stop using any net or utensil between the tanks. You don't want this to spread.
Here's a link to some helpful info on camallanus worm:

http://www.inkmkr.com/Fish/CamallanusTr ... index.html

And another one:
http://plecoplanet.com/?page_id=48

I have searched, and you can continue that search for a product is specifically designed for these worms.
Something with Flubendazole or Levamisole as the main ingredient.

Anyone else have experience with successfully treating these worms?

In the meantime, do tons of large partial water changes using a good quality dechlorinator.

Robin
 

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Try it but be looking for something that has the ingredients I mentioned above. From everything I've read about these worms they are difficult to get rid of.

Robin

Go on Jungle's web site and find the page where you can ask a question from the lab and ask them which of their products will work against these worms.
http://www.junglelabs.com/
 

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My 120 gallon apisto tank contracted camallanus worms hitchhiking in a batch of blackworms.

I quickly solved the problem with one 1.15g packet of water soluble 22.2% fenbendazole (Intervet's Safe-Guard Equine Dewormer). Don't use the paste. Also sold as Panacur.

Here's likely the same stuff targeted towards dog owners:

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/p ... atid=13555
 

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I have been treating with fenben with no results. It has to be injested it will not treat the water column I discovered. The granules are not water soluable and have to be ground into a very fine powder and then the food has to be soaked it for minimum an hour. So far I have not had any luck getting rid of the worms. I ordered Focus by SeaChem which binds medication to food so I will give that a try and also will treat the water column with levamisole which is water soluable and will kill worms, larva and eggs. More than one treatment and tons of huge water changes are required before this blighter is eliminated. Easily the WORST problem an aquarist can ever encounter...it is highly contagious and can be spread with one drop of water. I got mine thru some nannacara anomola which I got on line. They were beautiful fish, then i noticed the red worms hanging out of their asses. That was the end of them...and even though they were quarantined I did use siphons and nets freely hence the infestation I now have. I learned my lesson. Quarantine means no contact of any kind even wet hands between tanks.
 
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