3 years ago #1
Rohan
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Today morning noticed a thin long white string like waste from my goldie.

Could this be effect of Hexamita Parasite ?

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3 years ago #2
johnarthur
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White stringy excrement is often indicative of an internal parasite. A small piece of cooked pea will act as a laxative and may clear the parasite. If that doesn't work, you could feed flakes or pellets treated with antibiotics.

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3 years ago #3
Rohan
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have read about treating the water with Metronidazole in some articles.Will that help? Any idea ?

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3 years ago #4
Jase
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'Jungle Parasite Clear' contains that.

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3 years ago #5
Rohan
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That med is not available here

Would normal Metronidazole tablets work ?

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3 years ago #6
Jase
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The searches i've just done suggest yes
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/metranidazole.htm

seems to give good info about that.

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3 years ago #7
Rohan
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Thanks a lot Jase

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3 years ago #8
Rohan
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Is this dosage correct then ?

25-95 mg/gallon

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3 years ago #9
Jase
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thats where i don't know, linked what i could, but i wouldn't like to get the wrong ratio and cause a problem

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3 years ago #10
Subhayan
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maybe its a case of constipation...

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3 years ago #11
Rohan
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@ Jase

What to do then? overdose will effect the fishes right ?

@ Subhayan

Peas are not available now as you know will have to wit til mid of November i guess

Any other remedy ?

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3 years ago #12
Jase
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On that link i quoted the chap said "Getting the one-shot physiological dose into the target fish/es is what is pre-eminently important here, and the seemingly higher dosage neither is dangerous nor as far as I've ever encountered, distasteful to fishes"

so i'd say just get your measurements as precise as you can really.

This is not a product or med that i've ever tried, so can only really go by what i've seen in articles like that one.

The problem for you chaps there is you don't seem to have the same range of products as we have near me, so can only go by what you've said you have and nearest match is that link i've found.

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3 years ago #13
Rohan
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Thanks

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3 years ago #14
Subhayan
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you can get peas now.. in any mall or shopping complex you will get peeled peas...

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3 years ago #15
Rohan
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But they are salted ones and somewhere i read that salted peas must be avoided. What you say ?

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3 years ago #16
Jase
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The ones suspended in water may well be salted as a preservative, what about frozen? often on the packs i find they all say 'Sodium 0.0g'

how about there?

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3 years ago #17
Rohan
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Frozen maybe available.have to take a look at the store but most of them sell the preservative ones which should be avoided right ?

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3 years ago #18
Jase
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Most 'canned' peas' have added salt and sugars.

Had more luck with frozen peas entirely.

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3 years ago #19
Rohan
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Okay

Will look for the frozen ones

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3 years ago #20
Subhayan
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in malls or supermarket the peas available are frozen ones and not salted so they maybe used..

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3 years ago #21
Rohan
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Will get in Big Bazaar ?

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3 years ago #22
Subhayan
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sure take my word for it...

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3 years ago #23
Rohan
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Thanks Bro

Will get in the Sealdah Branch right ?

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3 years ago #24
Subhayan
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yes you will get.. you can even try leafy vegetables.. boil them properly until they are soft and try to feed them..

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3 years ago #25
Rohan
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Thanks a lot bro

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