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  1. Are you sure that's what's wrong with the discus? I mean, the chance of it having a particular worm, not called callamarus, and that is resistant to praziquantel is pretty low. In my opinion it could be something other than internal parasites, though I have no idea what
  2. I did that with prazipro. 2 doses 1 week apart from the other
  3. I've already done that, as explained in the post. After it's metronidazole treatment, it didn't have any contact with non treated fish
  4. So one of my discus wasn't eating as well as the others, so I put it in a quarantine tank and started feeding it daphnia, which it will eat. After a few hours, it made a huge, stringy, white poop, which as far as I know is indicative of internal parasites. The thing is, about two months ago it went through a complete 12 day metronidazole treatment, and about a month ago I dewormed it with prazipro. It hasn't come in contact with any other fish. In fact, I did this treatment in all 3 tanks in my house and haven't gotten any new fish since. Does anyone know what could it be? It was fine, up until a week or two ago
  5. Do you know what might have cause the disease itself? I'm a lot more bothered by not knowing how a fish kept the way this was got HITH, than the disease itself
  6. Ph in my tapwater is pretty much the same as in my tank. Same goes for temperature. Since I live in a tropical county, my tapwater is in the 70s 90% of the time. I'm also in the habit of doing bigger water changes in tanks where I want fish to grow faster, and I haven't used activated carbon in years
  7. Pretty much everywhere I look says hole in the head is caused by poor water conditions. Is there any other causes or is 70% weekly water changes not enough in my case? I also have an oversized canister leftover from another build that has turnover of 20x the tank volume per hour Also I started treating with metronidazole and prazipro (I don't have either paracleanse or general cure in my country). I'm also planning on doing a 70% water change every other day or every 3 days for the next couple of weeks, just in case. Is that going to help?
  8. How could I get better water quality if I already do large weekly water changes and I have no issues whatsoever with ammonia and nitrites? Should I do 70% water changes twice a week??? Or maybe it has a different cause in my case? I'm honestly at a loss here
  9. So one of my angels started developing some white masses on its head. I've been told it could be hole in the head disease, but this tank is way overfiltered (got about 20x the tank volume going through my filters) and I do 70% weekly water changes. Is it really hole in the head disease, or is it something else? Temp is 84°F, ammonia and nitrites are 0, ph is 6,5 Edit: I have no idea why are theast 2 photos upside down 😅
  10. What if I don't have that available in my county?
  11. I'll try to get some better pics
  12. So one of my guppies has something weird coming out of the base of his tail. Does anyone know what that might be? I looked up on the internet and it looks like anchor worms???
  13. So I got 2 pairs guppies from a friend's tank, and both females seem to be developing what I think is fin rot. His tank doesn't have fish with fin rot and parameters are fine. My ph is 7.8, 0 ammonia and nitrites, 15 nitrates, temp is at 78°F My other fish seem to be fine. I do not have access to maracyn in my country. Is this really fin rot? What should I do?
  14. Honestly, it's not a big problem, but it's extremely easy to deal with as well. Buy a dog dewormer named panacur C and apply 1 drop per 4 gallons. In 24h all hydra should be dead. This is extremely safe and does not harm fish, plants, snails or shrimp, but it does kill planaria as a bonus 😁
  15. I have a 55 planted tank with nano fish and neocaridina shrimp myself. Here is my stocking. It's working perfectly: Hyphessobrycon negodagua Got 12 a few months ago. After less than 24h in my tank, they had already started spawning! I'm currently keeping them in a 55 gallon with neocaridina shrimp, 2 vampire shrimp, mistery snails, 12 Cardinal tetras, 12 chilli rasboras, 12 celestial pearl danios, a sae, 6 hillstream loaches, 2 l168 plecos, 6 longfin albino bristlenose plecos and hundreds of guppies (I started with a trio). Despite all of the fish and invertebrates, everyone seems to be doing great, and I sell around 100 neocaridina shrimp from that tank every 3 months.
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