I'm So Sad. My Fish Have Camallanus Worms Help

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by ASHLEY R COOK, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. ASHLEY R COOKWell Known MemberMember

    I'm 100% sure it came from petsmart too.
    I'm so scared they're gonna all die!
    I bought levaminsole hci and I'm gonna read how to dose and everything.
    Anyone with up lifting support? bc I needs some right now :'(

    Are cories and snails safe with the use of levaminsole?

  2. PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    Awe I’m sorry.:( Just be strong and do what you have to do. Years ago I also had calmanus worms and I got the flake food for it. It was awhile ago, but I don’t recall having any casualties. So just do your best, the worst might not happen!

  3. david1978Fishlore LegendMember

  4. ASHLEY R COOKWell Known MemberMember

    I had to order it off amazon bc none of the supply store keep it in stock. At least I have Prime so it'll get here by Saturday. I wish I could get it local. I just want to get this started.
    I guess no more petsmart fish for me
  5. ASHLEY R COOKWell Known MemberMember

    I've actually been following this thread. Lol
  6. QuicheValued MemberMember

    Hey! I've dealt with camallanus worms before. Everything about snails seemed on the fence, so I took my nerite out. Good news, though- the levamisole worked! Three fish died out of 12 before I figured it out, but most of them pulled through. Good luck!
  7. ASHLEY R COOKWell Known MemberMember

    But can the snail reinfest the tank?
  8. ASHLEY R COOKWell Known MemberMember

    Let me know if I'm missing anything.

    I measure 1/4 a teaspoon and cut it into 10 even piles. Each pile is to treat 10 gallons.
    Before adding meds I change as much tank water as possible and vac the substrate.
    I mix the appropriate amount of meds with water before I pour into the tank and mix well.
    I keep tank lights off and cover the tank for 24 hrs. Feed the fish as normal (I'm going to add some peas to the diet to help past worms)
    Clean all equipment that touched the water. (Buckets, nets, siphons, ect)
    Using diluted bleach is the most and easiest effective way.
    Wait 3 days and change the water. (Should I add carbon to the filter?)
    Wait to retreat after 2 or 3 weeks and repeat steps above.
    2 treatments are fine but some do 3 to be extra safe.

    Is that all I need to know or do?
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2018
  9. david1978Fishlore LegendMember

    That's pretty much it.
  10. ASHLEY R COOKWell Known MemberMember

    What about my snails?
  11. ASHLEY R COOKWell Known MemberMember

    I'm keeping my quarantine tank running without any fish or invertebrates in it for another month just to keep that filter cycled so I can start another tank. Do I need to treat that tank also or will it be okay since it won't have fish for over two months??
  12. ASHLEY R COOKWell Known MemberMember

    I went ahead and treated the QT just to be safe bc I dont know if they can lie dormant or not

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