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

karti1986

Member
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

Moderator
Member
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

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

FriarThomasIII

Member
I think those are anchor worms, and you apparently have to remove them by hand and quarantine. does anyone know if a parasite med will kill them?
 

Keystone

Member
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
 

Gone

Member
Anchor worms are white with a "Y" on the end.
 

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