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Mearwynna
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tetra parasite guard/snails/plants
« on: February 06, 2012, 09:11:35 PM »

In our hospital tank we have the 4 remaining minnows and the new snails and 3 white cloud minnows. We also have Hairy and Larry (the Moss Balls) and about 4 medium sized frogbit plants and a baby sword.

I need to do a one more prazi treatment on the RR minnows before they go in the big tank, then the "hospital" tank  will have the 3 white clouds in it until we get another goldfish.

Our voracious gold fish Sebastian chomped a hole in poor Hairy, so I'm afraid the Moss balls won't be staying in the big tank.

So anyway, my inclination is to remove the plastic plants, and the real plants while the medicine is in the 10 gallon hospital tank. I'm just wondering about the snails. Do I need to move them, too? Do they need to be treated? Do they carry parasites to the fish? is this even safe for them?
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scrivens345
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Re: tetra parasite guard/snails/plants
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 03:39:08 AM »

most fish remedies are potentially harmful to snails. I am unsure about Tetra Parasite guard specifically, but to be on the safe side I should remove the snails to a tupperware box
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Re: tetra parasite guard/snails/plants
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 06:25:40 AM »

I would separate the snails as well, just to be sure! There should be some information with the medicine though whether it's suitable to use with invertebrates or not.
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Re: tetra parasite guard/snails/plants
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012, 10:29:50 AM »

The plants will be o.k. then? I've read that plastic plants can absorb medicines and should be removed, but what about real plants?
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Re: tetra parasite guard/snails/plants
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2012, 10:51:57 AM »

I know that praziquantel is safe with inverts but not crustaceans ...unsure about the other ingredients

Your plants will be fine

Are you doping their food as well as the tank?
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Re: tetra parasite guard/snails/plants
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2012, 05:47:30 PM »

No, how would I do that? And is that for internal parasites?
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Re: tetra parasite guard/snails/plants
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2012, 06:00:11 PM »

put your   food e.g bloodworms in a cupful of tankwater and add a tablet. leave for a while and feed to fish
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