Urgent Help In Identifying And Treating A Parasite(i Suppose)

karti1986

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Guys,

I'm in dire situation something is latching on to all my rainbows. Googling did not help me.

My tank is a 90 Gallon one and its 2 years old and I have close to 4 years of fish keeping experience. I had brought few Guppies from my LFS, I had noticed these tentacles grown out of its side gills, found it odd and isolated into a bowl.

Later found it on my favorite Rainbow, now post a week I see it growing out of all my rainbows.

Attaching the pics here, please help me out her.
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jdhef

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Welcome to FishLore!

I'm not sure, but if it were me I would look into the possibility of them being Anchor Worms.

Best of luck.
 

2211Nighthawk

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Looks like those little plastic things they use to stick price tags on clothes? Anchor worms.
 

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Dimilin will work for anchor worms. Anchor worms are actually a parasitic copepod. Dimilin works by forcing juvenile crustaceans to keep molting before they can produce new shells. Dimilin affects all crustaceans - juveniles will die before reaching adulthood, but adults remain unaffected
 
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