RE: NANFA-- parasite removal

Bruce Stallsmith (
Wed, 28 Jan 2004 20:47:11 -0500

Bob, you may have killed the visible adult forms of a parasite, but juvenile
forms may still be present and/or hatching in the water. Whatever treatments
you do, keep them up for a while and you can probably break the life cycle
of the parasite(s) if juveniles are killed.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: "Bob Bock" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: NANFA-- parasite removal
>Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 20:09:51 -0500
>Hi, all. I brought some bait shop mummichog into my 65 gallon tank, and
>apparently they have some kind of parasites. A few days after I brought
>them in, the whole tank broke out with a bunch of white spots. Maybe ich,
>I'm not sure. Anyway, I put about three teaspoons of instant ocean per
>gallon in the tank, and bumped the temperature up to 82 degrees or so, and
>the white spots disappeared, so I think the salt cleared it up.
>The fish are still scratching against the heater, however, so I guess
>there's a second parasite that the salt didn't wipe out. Anybody know of a
>medicine I could feed them or something to wipe out this smaller parasite?
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