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WC Parotocinclus Haroldoi medication?

Epos7

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A few weeks ago I purchased three parotocinclus haroldoi to add to one of my apisto tanks. I've had them in quarantine and so far they're looking good.

My question is, since they're wild caught, should I treat them with any medication before introducing to their permanent home?
 

MacZ

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I usually say no meds in quarantine unless something shows up. For wild caught fish deworming is not a bad idea, though. Praziquantel OR Levamisole as singular meds are first choice. Not in a combination with something else. Just try to get one of these by itself.
 

Epos7

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I usually say no meds in quarantine unless something shows up. For wild caught fish deworming is not a bad idea, though. Praziquantel OR Levamisole as singular meds are first choice. Not in a combination with something else. Just try to get one of these by itself.

Thanks. I have some Fritz ParaCleanse, however it's Praziquantel with Metronidazole. Looks like Fritz PraziCleanse is the one with just Praziquantel.
 

MacZ

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I know ParaCleanse, as Metronidazole is also an antibiotic, I'd not use it. Wild caught fish (actually any newly moved fish) are especially sensitive to bacteria. If you use it you take away a chance for the fish to get used to the bacteria in your tanks.
What I hate about american companies declaration:
The infosheet says it contains Metronidazole nonetheless. https://fritzaquatics.com/assets/files/uploads/Prazicleanse_Product_Info_Sheet.pdf
The safety sheet doesn't mention it, though. https://fritzaquatics.com/assets/files/uploads/PraziCleanse_SDS_050222.pdf

Definitely the better choice. Still not happy with the metro in it... But you decide. You don't have to do it and if there is no acute reason to medicate you can also leave it.
 

Epos7

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Got some PraziPro. Will do 1-2 treatments then release into main tank once four weeks of quarantine is met.
 

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haroldoi.jpg


Tank needs more plant growth, but these little dudes are doing well.
 

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