NANFA-- anchor worms?

Wed, 25 Aug 1999 22:38:40 -0400 (EDT)

Well, the fish I collected in Wisconsin this summ are settling in to their
new home and growing well. I have had 2 fish with parasites that look to
be anchor worms. The beasties range from 2 to 5 mm long, are white or pale
yellow, and have a bifurcated tail. I was albe to pull one out of a fine
scale dace, but a juvenile bluegill has one of htese growing on his dorsal

Is my ID correct?

If so, what remedies have worked for you all?

I could pull them out as they show up, I am just concerned that I will be
doing this for a long time and I want to really get rid of the
beasties to avoid contaminating my other tanks. I am considering using
clout in the infected tank as Pet Warehouse has the stuff pretty cheap.
Unfortunately, the infected tank is also home to dwarf crayfish and some
really neat snails that I would prefer not to loose. Does anyone know the
effect of clout (or other anchorworm treatment) on these critters?

Geoff Kimber
Tucson, Az

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