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  1. One of my platys has a very thin needle like red stick coming out of her anus, and after researching it seems like it could be camallanus worms. I noticed the possible worm a few weeks ago, but it was brown and I could barely see it so I didn't really worry. She and another platy flashed a little bit a week or two ago but they haven't done it anymore. I've also seen one cory flash a few times today, but I don't know if that's related. Does this sound like camallanus worms and what treatment should I use? I'm really worried because it seems like the worms are hard to get rid of Also I dont have a picture because the worm is very thin and hard to get a photo of pH 8 Nitrates 10-20 Hardness 17 GH Nitrite 0 Ammonia 0 KH/Buffer 6 KH Water Temperature 76 F
  2. Hi everyone. I’ve stumbled upon a pretty bad problem. I’ve noticed that one of my rainbowfish has camallanus red worms 🪱 The tank is 65 gallons (4x1.5x1.5ft) I’ve got a bunch of plants and a few fish in this tank. 8 rainbows and 5 small tetras. Substrate is about 45lb of gravel. Only 1 of my rainbows are showing signs of camallanus. I can see the little red worms sticking from its butt. I’ve been feeding this guy fbs and fbw. He doesn’t eat pellets and flakes unlike all the other rainbows. I’m guessing this guy was fed live foods or frozen foods prior to buying him. Now the thing that stinks is, I’m in Japan and we can’t get LEVAMISOLE, FENBENDAZOLE or FLUBENDAZOLE. However, we can get Sera Med Nematol. Has anyone ever experienced camallanus red worms and how would you get rid of it without the meds? I seriously don’t want to take this tank down, sterilise, and reset it. Because what happens if I get it again in the future 🤔 I’ll just have to reset again 😭 I’ve placed an order for Sera Nematol and hopefully it arrives soon. Please let me know your experience with this nasty parasite. Thanks, Ryo
  3. I recently bought six platys and when I was watching the fish I saw a red worm looking thing hanging out of two of them. It also fell out of them and the other fish ate it. Is this just poop or is it something more serious? I've done some research and all I could find was red worm or camallanus worms. If it is these worms, what medicine or treatment should I use because I've had mixed answers from the research I've done. Thank you!
  4. Bought some Cherry Barbs that were turbo sick. TL/DR I've have beaten everything so far and to my surprise are looking 80% better. However, I need some help. I have 2 that still look overly bloated; causing some color loss in the fish. I don't see worms, but the guy with the most bloat looks to have a small red dot right at the anus. Doesn't look prolapsed or anything. Kinda like a poo is emerging, but not (if that make sense). I've never seen Camallanus, so I'm just not sure. Here's the run down: Med Trio and continued Paracleanse per direction 1 week rest 1 week PraziPro Now I'm starting Metroplex orally. (maybe a stubborn set of tape worms?) I have fenbendazole on hand: So my question is; continue Metro just to see or just go for fenbendazole off my assumption? This guy won't let me get a picture. He only comes out during feeding then goes back to hiding. Thanks for any help!!!
  5. Gosh, today I wish I had a real life aquarium buddy right now or a GOOD independent aquarium store close by! My trouble is a 30 gallon freshwater community tank with mostly guppies, cherry shrimp, assorted snails and a dwarf cpo crayfishand a trio of dwarf puffers. I’ve seen a few little signs things were not well but I couldn’t figure out - suddenly a number of dead snails (ramshorn, trumpet, pond, but the fancier ones, nerites going strong but now I’ve started seeing some guppies die. I’ve used Aquarium Coop’s trio of meds and thought maybe we were ok, but I gravel vacuumed up a really freaky red worm (nothing like I’ve seen before. It holds on and then stretches out long and skinny. VERY Active. Yuk) my first impulse is to run around my house screaming my fool head off, and next suck out all the gravel and make sure there aren’t more worms in there. There always are tho, right? What do people do in this case? Nobody new in the tank, only newish thing are plants I bought here. Couldn’t come from plants, or could Boring stuff: (Tank’s been running for 14 months with a ph of 7-8 depending on time of day, nitrites zero, nitrates at 20 ppm. GH about 150ppm and kh 120. Temperature 76 degrees. )
  6. Hi, I got 6 guppies for my 29 gallon tank yesterday from LFS. This morning I went to check on them and I saw one had this string looking thing hanging on him right behind is anal fin. Is this a parasite or just poop? I just lost one of the guppies. I’m testing my water parameters now. Last night I checked them before I went to bed and they were 0 ppm ammonia 0 ppm nitrites 5 ppm nitrates.
  7. Hi everybody, I have been observing my bristlenose plecos and recently found that they had some red worms sticking out of their anus's. It is kind of disturbing and I was wondering if it is still possible to save them. I know that levamisole will help but I don't know where to get it. What are the best medications to deal with it. Also, will things like general cure or something else work? I am trying to cure it ASAP but I don't know what will work. ANy help is appreciated. Thank you
  8. Hello! I am looking for a method to treat/dip my aquatic plants for camallanus worms. I need to move them into a different tank and want to make sure I am not contaminating the new set up with the plants that came from an aquarium infested with camallanus worms. Thank you in advance!
  9. Greetings fellow aquarists. I feel like I am going through some nightmare. I have 4 fish tanks 20 gallons : 7 false julii cory, 3 guppy, 1 honey gourami, 4 nerite snails 15 gallons : 2 clown killifish, 10 chili rasbora, 14 green neon tetra, 4 cherry shrimp, 3 nerite snails 10 gallons : 3 guppies 5 gallons : 3 blue dream shrimps I quarantine all my fish with aquarium coop trio meds. I use the same equipment (nets, syphons, aquascaping tools) with all my tanks The guppies in the 10 gallons used to be 4 and were in the 5 gallons. I noticed one was having white feces. 3 guppies in my 20 gallons were also having white feces. So I decided to move all my guppies together in the 20 gallons to treat them with paracleanse (I live in Canada. Already a miracle I have some meds, so I have to use it carefully, hence regrouping the fishes.) I treated the tank but the 2 groups of guppies were really really not getting along so I ended up putting the 2nd group in my 10 gallons. Forward 4 days, I am pretty sure I am dealing with camallanus worms, at least in the 20 gallons. So far I lost 1 guppy and one cory. I am at loss as to what to do. I do not have access to levamisole at least for few days. One guppy in the 10 gallons died, the others show no sign despite being a few hours in contact with those in the 20 gallons. They swim around, are lively, feces are ok. In the 20 gallons, my honey gourami and my remaining 7 cory seem ok despite flashing on occasion. The gourami feces are ok. Since I used the same tools to clean all my aquariums and moved some of my guppies around, should I consider them all infected nonetheless? I euthanized my 3 guppies that were badly infected in hope to save the others but I feel so bad doing so.... At the same times, it was so painful to see them all lethargic, not swimming anymore.... If I get my hand on the levamisole, is it better to treat all my aquariums as a precaution? Is it safe for shrimps, cory, snails, killifish, tetra and rasbora? I have new shrimps on the way, can I still add them to the tanks treated? It’s said to deep vacuum the substrate to get rid of worms and eggs... must I unroot my plants and empty the tanks of their content? How should I disinfected my equipment used?
  10. I've had these rainbowfish for ~4 months now, and they've been bulletproof until today. I noticed one of my females resting near the bottom of the tank and sort of swimming in place. She looks normal, except her fins are tucked and there's something dangling just in front of her anal fin. https://imgur.com/a/qigpHlv So far, she's done this twice today. The first time lasted ~30 minutes before she swam up and was back to normal for a few hours. As she was swimming up she was flaring her fins a bit. Second time was about an hour ago and she just recently went back to swimming normally. I have a hard time believing this is normal behavior, but nothing in the tank has changed for weeks. Tank parameters are 0/0/20 8.0pH 78F in a 20 gallon long with several other forktail rainbows, none of whom are acting strangely. They're fed a varied diet of frozen worms/daphnia, live baby brine shrimp, BugBites flake and VibraBites. Could this be related to spawning behavior? I've found a few eggs in the sponge filter, so I know they've spawned in the past. I'm guessing parasite, just based on the dangly bit attached to her body, but I figured I would throw it to people with more expertise diagnosing things like this. Thanks for any help with a diagnosis!
  11. Hey everyone, So I recently had Camallanus redworm nearly wipe out my tank. All of the fish are now in QT and being treated with expel-P. I have done some research on Camallanus life cycle and it seems that it needs a intermediate host (Cyclops, copepods, etc) to infect fish. I have been trying to find info about the viability of using UV sterilizers to either directly kill Camallanus larvae ,which are free swimming until they infect the intermediate host, or kill any intermediate hosts that my be living in the tank. This would defiantly not do any good for my fish that are already infected but I am trying to prevent another outbreak after treating my sick fish. If anyone has found any info that might help me I would greatly appreciate it.
  12. I'm planning on stocking a new 95 gallon with mostly livebearers and bottom dwellers. I've heard lots of places now that livebearers are notorious for having callamanus worms, and I'm wondering if I should just go ahead and add a treatment for those when I quarantine my new livebearer additions? I currently have several guppies who will be going in--they're getting treated using general cure/paracleanse before they head into the new tank since I've seen some white, stringy poo. I've never (2 years) seen any evidence of callamanus in them. I'm planning on bringing in some platys and maybe a couple mollies to add to the mix (and if I see some cool guppies, who knows, they may come in too). How likely are they to bring in issues (mainly callamanus) that the QT trio wouldn't catch? Knowing these worms are a fairly common issue with livebearers, does it make sense to just go ahead and treat? If I do treat for callamanus on the new fish, should I do it before or after the other meds?
  13. Wanted to share my experience using Expel-P to treat for Camallanus. This is only my experience and it is very limited to this one time use with very few fish exposed to the product, but I thought some people might be interested to know the outcome. I recently bought an adult male long-fin BN Pleco from a large on-line retailer. He arrived ok, but with fin-rot and a lot of ammonia in the shipping bag. I quarantined in a tub (quarantine tank temporarily in use to grow out a group of Angelfish) with a cycled filter and heater. I used ParaCleanse & Maracyn during quarantine. Pleco did well in quarantine. I moved him to my 90 gallon planted low-tech aquascape containing 3 Corydoras, 1 half-dollar sized Angelfish and a small handful of pond snails. Two hours after I turned him loose in the tank I stopped to look at him on the glass. That's when I saw something red protruding from his vent. I picked up my reading glasses and identified what appeared to me to be Camallanus. I ordered Excel-P and kept confirming the presence of the parasite in the vent over the few days it took for the de-wormer to arrive. I left him in the tank and treated the entire 90 gallons. I followed the instructions on the box for the 1 dose and the parasite was gone from the Pleco's vent when I observed him on the glass the next day after treatment and I performed the water change per instructions. Other tank mates were normal and active. Unfortunately, all the pond snails lived (drats). I don't keep shrimp. Instructions say to treat an additional time a week later. I did not do this because I wanted to see if they will show up again. I'm 2 weeks out from treatment and I've not observed any Camallanus so far on the Pleco or the Angelfish (I can't see the vents on the Corydoras to say one way or the other), but all fish and snails continue to appear well.
  14. Joshua14

    Red feces.

    I've been battling gill flukes for quite some time in a 55 only stocked with zebra Danios. I'm going to start a dose of prazipro tonight. While on a break from work today I noticed one of them had very thick and blood red feces hanging from it. I was wondering if this could be Camallanus? If so I don't understand how the tank could have been infected.
  15. I have one endler in my quarantine tank (his 3 brothers have already passed). I used the quarantine trio on them but there are definitely still problems. I saw what appears to be camallanus worms poking out his vent so now I know that's what I need to treat for. There are also white clouds quarantining with the endler. I also have a nano display tank with a few endlers and there is a worm issue there too (but I haven't seen symptoms of camallanus specifically in that tank). I added general cure the other day but noticed at the same time I also have hydra in that tank which I'd like to get rid of as well. So my question is levamisole or fenbendazole for my quarantine tank and display tanks? Levamisole seems to be the preferred med for camallanus worms but fenbendazole may treat the worms and hydra? Also i have a lot of detritus worms in my display tank, should I be worried about either of these medications killing the detritus worms and causing an ammonia spike?
  16. (thought I posted this in diseases and posted it in general by mistake) Hello, First lets start with parameters 0 ammonia 0 nitrite ~20ppm+ nitrate 7.8 ph 75F temp Additives: Easy Green liquid fert, easy carbon, equilibrium, catappa leave, Background: A few of my guppies looked to be wasting away and were colorless (after a bacteria bloom my cycle crashed )so I begin to try and figure out what the issue was. At first I suspect it was nitrite poisoning so I dosed seachem prime and water changed till I read 0. I started adding equilibrium /baking soda, catappa leaves, and salt to see if that would help them. (fun fact it did and their colors seemed to really pop and the healthy ones looked healthier even). Then I also noticed (on one of the guppies that looked the worst )what I believe is Camallanus (reddish works) at the backend of the guppies. Problem: After doing what I did in the background the guppies started looking healthier and acting better but I dont know how to treat for the Camallanus. What can I order or go out and buy? All I have on hand is salt (aquarium and Epsom)
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