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Europe Looking for Apistogramma Baenschi or Panduro from local breeders

Discussion in 'Classified Ads - Buy or Sell' started by Daneland, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. Daneland

    Daneland New Member

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    Hello Guys
    I am looking for Apistogramma Baenschi or Panduro from local UK breeders. There is a very nice guy who sells them but they are imported not bred and I dont want to take any chace of having another camanallus disaster again.
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Hm, an odd comment. The only apistos that I ever had that had camallanus were domestic fish. I guess any fish can contact the parasite if kept in a contaminated tank.
  3. Daneland

    Daneland New Member

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    My concern is that if fish come from large farms, they will more likely carry parasites. @dw1305 stated that it is very common thing for SE fish farms and E. Europan sources and I think a breeder tank will have only a pair and some dither fish, that will possibly eliminate possibility of camannallus. I mean if parents are infected, possibly they will die before offsprings are large enough to sell and I dont think that a local breeder will be sell knowingly fish come from an infected tank. Perhaps my logic is not great, but thats what I thought,
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    dw1305 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi all,
    Unfortunately my experience has been that SE Asian farmed Apistogramma often have Camallanus infections. It has happened to me once, but I've had a lot of correspondence with other people with infected fish, often asking about <"Levamisole HCl"> after treatment with Flubendazole has proved ineffective.

    I assume that the <"flubenol resistant Camallanus"> take longer to become apparent than wild type ones would.

    Wild caught fish presumably will carry other internal and external parasutes, but not Camallanus.

    cheers Darrel
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    I dont think that a local breeder will be sell knowingly fish come from an infected tank

    I would not put that much trust in people, just because they are a breeder, I guess I have trust issues.
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    Daneland New Member

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    Well maybe I am a bit naive.

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