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Unknown Killing my Appistos

Discussion in 'Dwarf Cichlid Health' started by bigbird, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. bigbird

    bigbird Member 5 Year Member

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    Hello All,

    I need some help please. My 6x2x2 ft planted apisto tank has had a foreign invader of some sort. Within 2 weeks I have lost my pairs of apisto Macmasteri, Eartheater, blackchin and cac. Totally desimated. Now I am trying to save my 2pairs of bolivians and 30neons and lemon tetras. I have added no new fish since 5 months. The symptoms are fish become lethargic , ly on the floor of the tank, fins held in and no colour. I see no outside spots like ich etc and no other visual signs. I am at a loss of how this unknown disease entered the tank, my only thought would be through live brine shrimp that I buy from my LFS. I have had fish since 1980 and cannot remember having this before. I do 30% water change every week and water perameters are perfect for the apistos.
    Anyway as sad as this is, I have to look forward and get rid of this and treat the tank.
    My Apisto fish store, gave me CCD Levamisole and asked me to dilute 1gram per 100litres to try and cure this worm, parasite etc. My other fish storegave me Wardleys Promethyasul.

    Has anybody used this in their tank at all or any ideas ?

    Thanks and lets hope I can cure this
    cheers jk :frown:
  2. curviceps

    curviceps Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi, did the LFS tell you why they gave you levamisole? It is commonly used to treat Camallanus worms, but normally you can see multiple of these worms very obviously sticking out of the butthole!

    Hope you recover from this devastation soon!
  3. bigbird

    bigbird Member 5 Year Member

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    i told then of all of the symptoms and he stated that this was the best. I have no worms or sighted any in the anal area or anywhere else. The LFS is however a very big Apisto seller and known for this.

    cheers jk