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Gill Fluke question
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Joined: 26 Apr 2006

PostPosted: 2007.01.26(Fri)2:33    Post subject: Gill Fluke question Reply with quote

I recently lost all my fish in my 10 gallon. At first I thought it could be Ich, but I really couldn't see any "salt crystals."

Incase it's gill flukes (I have a suspicion*), can anyone suggest how long I should keep the tank empty to ensure they die out without hosts?

I understand their lifecycle goes faster with higher temps. So just in case it was Ich, I've cranked the temp up to 89.5.

PS: I read the common dog/cat dewormer, Droncit kills flukes instantly and doesn't harm fish. The site stated it should be used between 2 and 3 mg/L - so one 23mg cat tablet per 10 gallons sounds good. Has anyone else heard of this or tried it.


* I'm not sure, but I think this is either a harmless rotifer or maybe a fluke larva I found in my aquarium. The scale bar is 50 micrometers.

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Edit: It's a rotifer, so nevermind.
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Joined: 07 Sep 2006

PostPosted: 2007.01.30(Tue)11:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

if its fluke (I don't know if its fluke in your images,do a search)try using Hikari Prazipro, its availiable on
I have used it with success, as well as others on other posts that I have read.
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