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  • Posted on: 13/1 13:51
Camalanus worms, what dosage of harka verm please help! #1
Hi everyone

Can someone please help me work out the dosage of harka verm bird wormer for my fish tank.

I'm absolutely certain they have camalanus worms, I have lost a couple of guppy's and a male Betta and could not figure out what was wrong with them until last week I noticed the worm sticking out of one angel.

The fish all seem ok but sometimes the same angel will scratch a bit and I've noticed all the fish quite aggressive at feeding time, also I feel the young Cory's I have look slightly underweight.

I had to order the harka verm from England as I live in Ireland and really struggled to find it so it's already been a week since I noticed the worm.

I really want to do this treatment as soon as possible so anybody out there know how much I add to the tank?

I have a 190 litre tank.
The harka verm 100ml containing levamisole hydrochloride 8%

The 190 litre is the tank I have seen the worms in so i am most concerned about but I also have a 54litre and a 70 litre and a empty 28 litre that was home to the Betta but is now empty but still running.

I think I need to treat all these tanks as I have definitely cross contaminated, I have moved plants and fish and ornaments and used the same equipment a lot so I can guarantee they are all infected.

Please someone who has used this to treat camalanus worms help!

I have been reading loads but am very confused.

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  • Posted on: 11/11/2018 1:16
dropsy or bloat?? #2

This is first post so sorry if it's in the wrong bit.

I have a problem with my goldfish that's really confusing, the goldfish seems to be showing signs of dropsy for about two weeks now, scales don't stick out completely but are raised, no lack of appetite, colour is great, slightly lethargic at times bit otherwise fine.

Goldfish was on its own in a fifty gallon cycled aquarium, tank had been cycled for about 6 months now.
I have moved the goldfish into my 28 litre tank to treat it but I'm not sure really what to do, I have tried Epsom salt baths and I have also added a small amount of epsom salt to the tank, I have been feeding strictly garlic soaked Vegetables just in case the bloat is a digestive issue but I doubt it at this stage.
I have read online to try aquarium salt baths but seem to have come across mixed reviews on weather it helps or makes it worse so I have avoided it for now.

Ammonia: 0

That is all I can test for with the API master freshwater test kit.

My thoughts are that if the fish had dropsy it would basically be dead or show more symptoms of being unwell but he seems pretty good other than slight lethargic at times, I know it is a female goldfish so I don't know if maybe she could be egg bound?

Is there anyway for me to tell if she is eggbound or if it is 100% dropsy?

If the fish has dropsy I would consider euthanasia but I won't do that until I see more signs of suffering and know that the goldfish has no chance of survival.

Any thoughts or advice on this would be great, sorry if this is a long post!