Waterlife Sterazim treatment . Help needed.

Blacksheep1

Hi all , I’d appreciate any insights here . I’ve been treating for flukes with sterazin gill and body flukes meds. It’s a 5 day course dosing on days - 1,3,5,8&10. I did a 60% water change before hand, removed an many snails as I could and the next day started treatment.

over the course of the treatment I’ve noticed more and more aggression between fish. I’m now on day 8 and they WILL NOT stop flashing, sand, wood, plants and even each other !? My black widow tetras now have some missing scales , my angel is shaking and skitting, my lone sterbei Cory went bezerk before and was throwing himself around which is a first. The only fish acting normally are the black neon tetras and the pleco.

im a day over normal wc schedule but I’ve read the bottle and checked the website and none mention a water change so im trying to hold off doing one . The bottle I have treats 200L , i have a 180 tank so if I have to re dose the lost meds I won’t have enough ( my child is off school sick so if I order online then it’ll be too long ) I have checked and nitrates are creeping up at 20 ppm now .

I guess the point of the post is two things -

1- is the aggression/ more flashing / shaking and other un normal behaviours a normal thing, as in the parasites are causing discomfort as they are dying ? Is the med working or is the parasite taking over ?

2- can I do a water change or do I risk messing the dosing up doing this ? Could it just wait another 3 days ?

oh and a bonus question ….

I’ve found some small snails I must of missed that are still alive. This med says none snail safe… if so, how are they still alive with only one dose to go ?

any and all thoughts are massively welcomed because I’m tempted to do two 50% back to back water changes, run carbon for a day and try a new treatment . Feel free to ask anything I’ve missed .
Thankyou in advance you lovely lot !
 

Blacksheep1

So today is the last day of the treatment. My fish are still flashing and yawning. Does anyone have any insights at all please?
 

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