The visible anchor worms (female) will just drop off after they die. Don't try to detach anchor worms once they are dead, as that will likely cause fungal or bacterial infections. You may have to treat for secondary infections, anyway, that have already started in the lacerations produced by the parasite.DanDanThePiranhaMan said:Once i have used the treatment and have used it for the correct amount of time any parasites that have missed on the fish will they just drop off ?
You're welcome. We all make mistakes. (At least I do often enough.) We are dealing with closed and artificial systems, after all. In a way, we are corralling life, but life finds ways of cunningly bursting through those limits. That is why we call it life, I suppose.DanDanThePiranhaMan said:Thanks for your advice you have been a big help i'm gonna go and pick up a treatment in the morning.
I have never encountered anything like this in all the years i have been keeping fish yeah i have had some fish health problems but i have allways come through it and cured them.
It was stupid of me to put him straight in to the tank i wasn't thinking at all i have been very tired these past couple of days as i have been working nights and my body clock is all over maybe thats where i made the mistake who knows.
I'm a fool !!!
This is the sort of treatment i would like to use because it also heal's the fish and replaces the fishes body slime,............BUT ! i'm not sure they sell that sort of treatment over here and if they do have something similar they won't sell it in the one bottle they will sell the anchor worm killer in one bottle and the skin healing treatment in another bottle thus costing twice as much and our equipment in the UK is a lot more expensive than what you would pay over in the statesjenBLKAROWANA said:
Elabourate on " A breakdown " ? what do you mean by that ?Mattcomptonassvanhorn said:You can remove a quarter million of those guys and there still in there. If the worse passes, a breakdown is recommended.