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Parasitic Anchor Worms.
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Author:  LeeLee [ Jan 30th, '18, 04:03 ]
Post subject:  Parasitic Anchor Worms.

Hi all,

Noticed some small blemishes on my fish recently and after a bit of reading have concluded they're anchor worms. A recommended treatment was pulling them out by hand with tweezers and treating the entire tank with potassium permanganate.

Has anyone else had experience treating anchor worms?


Author:  dstjohn99 [ Jan 30th, '18, 04:40 ]
Post subject:  Re: Parasitic Anchor Worms.

I have not, but I recommend putting them all in a quarantine tank and treating with salt first (5-6ppt depending on the fish). If that doesn't work after 10 days or so, then you can start with chemicals and pharmaceuticals without contaminating your main system and food. Also, do these worms need a host to survive? If so, then by removing the fish the worms will not be able to survive in your AP system. Then any new fish or returned cured fish (be sure) will no longer be at risk.

Author:  LeeLee [ Jan 31st, '18, 15:18 ]
Post subject:  Re: Parasitic Anchor Worms.

Ok I'm looking into the salt treatment.


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