Treating Hexamita aka Spironucleus

Blaz1n1t

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RD, maybe this question is stupid but the treatment states that the magnesium sulphate should be added to distilled water, does it matter if i just use water coming from my sink, with prime?, or should be using distilled water. Just want to make sure.


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No, not a stupid question at all. I used distilled water as my tap water contains chloramine, and I didn't want to add anything to the fishes gut that I didn't have to. I would feel the same way about chlorine and/or Prime. Distilled water is very cheap, and it removes the potential of adding anything to the gastrointestinal system of a fish that is already not doing well.
 
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Blaz1n1t

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Thanks, good point to. Also after i make the mixture, would it be a bad idea to feed this food to the majority of my fish. I believe at 1 time or another ive seen what appeared to be long white worms coming out of the anus of my fish, but they all look healthy.


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You can feed this to all your fish as a preventative measure, but it will not kill worms.

Please see post #12 in this discussion for the treatment of worms.
 

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Excellent solution. Worked perfectly for both my flowerhorns but the epsom soaked pellets didnt work for my other FH recently and i'm having to use the pipette. Hopefully he pulls through :(
 

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my flowerhorn is on its third day and all of a sudden he doesn't want to eat the Epsom salt dipped pellets.

Should I stop trying and go back to his regular food and routine?

I am seeing good results so far.

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What was his regular food & routine before he got sick?
 

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Same pellets minus the solution, 2/3 times a day.

Seems like he's getting tired of the Epsom dipped pellets.

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Give his gut a day of rest, then go back to your old routine - although I would only feed twice a day, once in the AM, and once in the PM. Just feed sparingly for the next several days & allow his system to recuperate. Good luck.
 

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I'll be trying this out with a gold severum with SERIOUS HIH that I've been given to 'fix'. I've been told that he hasn't been eating the past few days. I'm going to attempt to give the epsom salt soaked food to him tonight. If he doesn't go for it, though, can you give a few more pointers or details about force feeding? I have access to soft pipettes and solution, but I really don't know how much would be considered 'enough' or hwo to ensure that the fish is actually swallowing.
 
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