NANFA-L-- wormy fish

Traci Greve (
Tue, 26 Apr 2005 08:41:47 -0700 (PDT)

I bought a few rasboras about two weeks ago, they
seemed a little fat (in a well fed sort of way) so I
didn't really pay any attention. After a week of
quarantine and no signs of illness, I put them in my
tank. They got even fatter and evidently have some
sort of tapeworm or something in them. Now all of my
other fish are swelling up. I thought things like this
required an intermediate host- guess not. I found
some information on a drug called praziquantel that
will get rid of the tapeworms. My problem is that I
can't find anywhere local that sells the fish version,
prazi-pro. That leaves me with a couple of choices. I
can go to my local vet and get the version for dogs
called Droncit or order prazi-pro online. The droncit
will only be financially feasible if I put the fish in
a small quarantine tank as I would need about $60
worth to treat the 58 gal tank they are in.

If I take the fish out of the tank they are in, will
the tapeworms be there when the fish get back? Would
it be better to wait on the medicine online, or put
the fish in a small treatment tank and not have to
wait long?

Traci Greve
Ft Lauderdale, FL

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