Victorian Lake Fish With Sunken Belly

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Praziqantel is a safe antiparasitic.
 

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Yes i have experience with both drugs, whats the question?
The dosage for levimasole is 1/4 teaspoon per 100 gallons i believe
 
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your opinions and how did they worked for you
 

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Levimasole worked well, no problems whatsoever.
 
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Hi, Here i n update: I treated the fish with kanaplex then praziquantel and the levamisole. I also changed his food. There ws improvment, the fish belly looked less sunken and he became more colorful,however 2 days ago he started demonstarting weired behavior:he acts like he is more scared from me, it takes him more time to come and eat when i feed and he eats less,he is bumping at the glass in a specific spot and he has long narrow poop. What do you think is this?
 

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What color is the poop? And I think we need to know the pH.
 
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the color was ok i think, like the food, maybe a bit paler then usual.. about PH i dont have a test kit for it, i do have rocks and garvel that suitable for african making the water mor hard and alkaline
 

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That’s assuming that the rock you have is enough to hold the pH. Typically a QT shouldn’t have any gravel because you can’t see what the poop looks like. If it was bare bottom it be much easier to see the poop.

As for the shyness and crashing around, one of the signs that pH is a problem is crashing around and bumping into things like a bull in a china shop. If pH is too low it’s going to start to hide, it knows something isn’t right.

It’s good that it’s showing improvement with the sunken belly slowly being filled.
 
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is it typicall to do it in the eact same place? i was thinking that maybe he is "attacking" he's reflaction beacause he is doing this in the same side of the glass where you can best see a reflection
 

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You really need to know the PH, pet smart, pet co and other pet shops will test your water for free.
 
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I have JBL stick.. thats also what the LFS here uses.. i can test with this but i dont know if its reliable
 

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Can you test it please? We've been asking a lot.

Sounds like he's stressed and scared if he's hitting the glass. Make sure there are lots of rocks in the tank to give him some caves.
 
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GH was 7d KH was between 6 to 10 d and PH was between 7.2 to 7.6

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I'd increase your GH - at least by double.
 
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why and how?
 

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Because your water isn't hard enough for the rift lake cichlids. Water that is too soft for them causes health issues. You can also dose something like Seachem's Equilibrium.
 
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