Fish Quarantine/Treatment

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by mediumrare, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    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

    Prazipro works great on fish and do two treatment and you should be good.
    Coral reefer likes this.
  3. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    where do i get it, how do i dose it and is it reef safe?
  4. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    +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.
  5. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    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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