Intestinalworms, how to? what to treat with?

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one of my babies my favorite one looks like it has what was described to me as intestinal worms, part of its poo looks hollow and white.
I've never had intestinal worms before in any of my fish how do i treat this? what can i use eep! my poor baby, why always the on thats my favorite gahhh i'll try and get a picture to post later
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heres a pic he already dropped it. but it was hollow looking and pasty white. could this be from feeding freeze dried mysis or is this an intestinal worm. he's the one in the back displaying with t

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jnet replied the topic: Re: Intestinalworms, how to? what to treat with?

what size tank have you got and how many fish? You really need to keep your water perfect have you got test results for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate.

You can treat your tank with internal parasite treatments which are readyily available online or in shops but really a little info on your tank will help others advice you aswell.

I dont think they can get parasites from frozen food but I guess if you were feeding poor sourced feeders it might bring them into the tank or if you have just brought new fish or liveplants. I got internal parasites when I brought some guppies from shop to my tank and I lost alot of fish over 2weeks trying to get it sorted and in the end the plan of a guppy tank faded as they all died.

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Motherlupin replied the topic: Re: Intestinalworms, how to? what to treat with?

its a smaller tank 40gal, with about 80gal worth or more of filtration on it. i think they came with it almost all the babies had ich at the store we got them from. it seems to be an epidemic at the supplier to our towns stores. as i had previously gotten a pair from petsmart one had ich and the other died with a womr hanging out. i called a fish friend last night after posting this and he told me to put a little of the medicine i had on some freeze dried food and feed it to them, he ate it righ up, and i havnt noticed anythign odd since then. i have the tank at 86 for the ich
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jnet replied the topic: Re: Intestinalworms, how to? what to treat with?

I hope it works out then I would just keep an eye on it. I'm guessing its like what you say and come from the LFS or supplier if you have not had them long.

But also you know your tank is way too small for your fish right? One oscar needs 55gal, they can grow at a rate of an inch a month and grow up to 16inches. Sorry to nag on but also 3 is a really bad number or can be with oscars as 2 often pair up and bully the other one. Did you plan on upgrading and getting other fish?

keeping temp up is good for getting rid of ich and it is a very common issue to buy fish with this as I guess its hard to treat fish in a shop and it is slow to develope. Keep us posted on how he goes hope they are all better soon.

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Motherlupin replied the topic: Re: Intestinalworms, how to? what to treat with?

my email notifications got turned off, but yeah i know its small good news is we're gettign a 180gal this week!! i'm so excited about it, we lost one baby, his eyes were popped out i think he had more than just internal parasites, but the one witht he intestinal worms is doign sooooo much better he's swimming with his fins out, gettign his apetite back and startig to fatten up again
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