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anyone use Fluke-Tabs?

Posted By: 4-eyes <vantreese@starcomm.net>
Date: Wednesday, 11 August 1999, at 1:50 p.m.

After many previous posts/questions concerning camallanus worms and Levamisole (too hard to come by here after all), I read on an angelfish breeder's site about good luck with Fluke-Tabs by Aquarium Products in treating camallanus worms in angelfish. So I ordered some from Pet Warehouse and treated my angelfish and bettas (in hospital tanks). After about 24 hours, the bottom of the tank was littered with gross poop and tangles of red worms, etc. After treatment, according to product directions, the fish seemed fine and so far (a month later) still APPEAR free of parasites. They continued to eat their regular food during treatment. My clown loaches don't show any symptoms of parasites, but in case they show up later, I'm wondering if any of you have used Fluke-Tabs with clowns. The label says to use with caution on piranhas, metynnis species, scaleless fish, marine sharks and lionfish, and to change 75% of the water upon signs of stress. Not for reef aquariums or with invertebrates. I'm thinking of using this with all incoming fish while they are being quarantined. Label says this is for environmental control for resistant strains of parasitic infestations or ornamentl fish; highly effective against tapeworms, parasitic copepods, anchor worms, body flukes, gill flukes, fish louse, capillaria and other tremetodes (doesn't specifically mention camallanus worms). Active ingredients are (methyl-5-benzol-benzimidazole-2-carbamate)and (2,2,2-trichloro-1-hydroxyethyl) phosphonate. "Will not interrupt nitrification!" Does anyone have experience/opinions about this? Thanx!

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