Fish Quarantine/Treatment

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  1. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

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    Hi Bar,

    I wanted to reach out and see if anyone has any experience with de-worming fish with medications such as Piperazine or others on the market (would love to hear what you used and how and for how long). I believe that this medication is not coral/invert safe but id love a confirmation to see if i have to have the fish in a fish-only quarantine or if i can treat in general quarantine tank.

    There are also treatments such as API general Cure or Seachem MetroPlex. Do these need to be used in fish-only systems or are they reef safe?
     
  2. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

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    Prazipro works great on fish and do two treatment and you should be good.
     
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    where do i get it, how do i dose it and is it reef safe?
     
  4. rygh

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    +1 on Prazipro.
    Amazon, LFS should have it.
    It is pretty coral safe.
    But "reef safe" can mean a lot more.
    For example, it will likely kill all the worms in your sand bed, which can cause problems.
    It can also kill feather dusters, and might hurt certain mushrooms.

    I would really suggest treating the fish in a separate tank.
     
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    FYI:
    I like this in combination with doing the bucket-tank-transfer-method of quarantine.
    On bucket 2 or 3, you treat, with a fairly high dosage.
     

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