Camallanus Lifecycle Without Host? Unsure Whether To Sanitize Equipment Between Treatments. Question

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by JenC, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. JenC

    JenCWell Known MemberMember

    I'm treating fish with levamisole and am unclear how long camallanus can live OUT of the tank - on buckets, siphons, tweezers, etc. I don't want to fix the tank and reintroduce it from equipment.

    If eggs die quickly without a host I'll just let everything dry out. If not, and I need to bleach sanitize everything in between treatments, I will.

    Any advice? Thanks.
  2. loner556

    loner556Valued MemberMember

    They can live weeks in water without a host. I'd recommend bleach treatment and a total dry out of equipment between water changes.