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Old 01/14/2018, 10:06 AM   #51
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I imagine you could add the ones not effected by it. Especially after a formalin dip.


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Old 01/14/2018, 10:35 AM   #52
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Maybe ill dip the powder blue and pull off that worm and add him to the display after i watch him for a day since he looks so good and carry on from there. The other tangs are still iffy. (Hard to see the worms on the yellow ones). Dont want to get any of these in the 300 because that would be a nightmare.


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Old 01/14/2018, 10:38 AM   #53
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Is formalin a known treatment for anchor worms?


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Old 01/14/2018, 10:49 AM   #54
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Is there a specific brand of formalin i should get? The stores around here say they have medicine with formaldehyde in it, but not called formalin.



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Old 01/14/2018, 11:05 AM   #55
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Looks like Formalin MS is what i want. No store around here has it in stock. Sadly the only good fish store around here closed down a few weeks back. Ill order some but at that point the Dimilin might be here.


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Old 01/14/2018, 11:37 AM   #56
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There is Formalin MS, quick cure, kordon rid ich plus, and aquarium solutions ich x.


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Old 01/14/2018, 11:38 AM   #57
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I read from humble that formalin can be used for anchor worms but I donít believe itís verified.


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Old 01/14/2018, 05:15 PM   #58
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I ended up ordering formalin ms with priority shipping so it should be here tuesday or wednesday. My $2k bike got stolen today so ive been out trying to find it and didnt have time to go to the store. i figured the hippo can make it a few more days. No luck finding the bike sadly.


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Old 01/14/2018, 05:18 PM   #59
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If the Formalin gets here before the dimilin,ill perform some dips and see if theres improvement. Otherwise ill dose the tank with dimilin


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Old 01/14/2018, 06:43 PM   #60
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GPS tracker my friend. Let us know how you do with the formalin. Hopefully you start seeing some kind of improvement.


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Old 01/15/2018, 08:54 AM   #61
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GPS tracker my friend. Let us know how you do with the formalin. Hopefully you start seeing some kind of improvement.
I bmx bike so the bike takes a bit too much of a beating for a gps tracker to last .Plus i figured id never need it, unfortunately my brain obviously wasnt working and i forgot the bike in my truck. According to my neighbor a kid picked it right up out of it and road away. Ill be out looking for him

Ill definitely keep you updated on the tangs. The hippo is still doing ok but could look better and the worm dropped off the powder blue(either the eggs released or the prazi killed it).



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Old 01/15/2018, 12:21 PM   #62
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So the dosage for dimilin is 1/10 tsp per 50 gallons. Im not sure how im going to accurately measure this for a 35 gallon tank.


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Old 01/15/2018, 07:23 PM   #63
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4.929 milliliters Per Teaspoon divided by 10 is .4929 ml per 50g. So if my math is correct you need to dose 0.34503ml for 35g. IF my math is correct*


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Old 01/16/2018, 08:17 AM   #64
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4.929 milliliters Per Teaspoon divided by 10 is .4929 ml per 50g. So if my math is correct you need to dose 0.34503ml for 35g. IF my math is correct*
Thanks i appreciate that. For some reason i was thinking it would be difficult to measure out less than 1 ml, then i remembered pretty much all of my syringes are capable of measuring that amount lol.


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Old 01/18/2018, 06:03 PM   #65
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Just dosed .39 ml of dimilin. Im praying this works


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Old 01/18/2018, 07:41 PM   #66
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Definitely keep us updated. Hope it works for ya!


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Old 01/19/2018, 08:15 AM   #67
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So theres a new one on the hippos face that wasnt there when i dosed the dimilin. Youd think the dimilin wouldve killed it while it was trying to find a host. Instructions say wait 3-5 days then redose which ill do, but im not too confident.


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Have you confirmed they are anchor worms? Where did you get the fish from, I have never encountered them in 19 years in the hobby?


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Have you confirmed they are anchor worms? Where did you get the fish from, I have never encountered them in 19 years in the hobby?
No and i dont see how i could ever know for sure exactly what it is unless i pull one off and throw it under a microscope(which i dont have). All i know is,whatever it is has survived practically every medication out there. Hopefully the dimilin is doing something. Ill check on them when i get home from work. Next step if dimilin doesnt work(hope to god it does) is formalin dips. I got the hippo from a lfs while the rest came from live aquaria.


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Old 01/20/2018, 07:18 PM   #70
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Reefer, how are your fish today?


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Old 01/20/2018, 09:35 PM   #71
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Reefer, how are your fish today?
They all looked great today. The hippos skin is clear and his color is back. Im thinking about adding them to the Dt tomorrow, but may hold off till next weekend. Im thinking what I saw yesterday was some detritus stuck to his slime coat because he likes to sleep wedged up on the ground and the spot looked different from the worms i saw before the dimilin. It was gone in about 5 minutes also. Ill see how they look tomorrow and make the call. Thinking about a formalin dip before they go in the main tank just to be safe.


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Old 01/21/2018, 11:40 AM   #72
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They looked good this morning so i moved them over to the 300 gallon. They all regained their color and seem much happier.


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