Dosing metroplex in water column for internal parasites?

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Basically I’m QT for the preventative treatment of internal parasites and brook, uronema. I’m dosing metroplex in the water column 2 scoops per 10 gallons. Is it necessary to food soak for internal parasites? Seachem states you can dose either way for both internal and external parasites, but I know some disease experts that still want to dose medications in food for internal parasites.
 
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I've dosed general cure for 14 days, which has metro, and still had a couple of fish with internal parasites. So I would say put it in with food to have better odds. However, I've never been able to get a fish to eat it. They would always spit the food out.
 

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Basically I’m QT for the preventative treatment of internal parasites and brook, uronema. I’m dosing metroplex in the water column 2 scoops per 10 gallons. Is it necessary to food soak for internal parasites? Seachem states you can dose either way for both internal and external parasites, but I know some disease experts that still want to dose medications in food for internal parasites.
Oral dosing is better, but not with metronidazole - as said, it is too bitter. The joke is: if you make medicate3d food with metro in and and your fish eat it, the dose is too low.

Saltwater fish constantly drink tank water, so adding metro to the tank is one way to control internal protozoans in fish. However, not all internal parasites are protozoans.

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Oral dosing is better, but not with metronidazole - as said, it is too bitter. The joke is: if you make medicate3d food with metro in and and your fish eat it, the dose is too low.

Saltwater fish constantly drink tank water, so adding metro to the tank is one way to control internal protozoans in fish. However, not all internal parasites are protozoans.

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What medications will control internal parasites if not metro?
 

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What medications will control internal parasites if not metro?
Dimetronidazole (spelling?) isn’t as bitter, but you need to get it from a vet and it still has to be made into a food hat has the proper dose. Epsom salts, at 3% by weight of food will expel flagellates.
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Dimetronidazole (spelling?) isn’t as bitter, but you need to get it from a vet and it still has to be made into a food hat has the proper dose. Epsom salts, at 3% by weight of food will expel flagellates.


Praziquantel is supposed to be the worst tasting drug so if you only need metronidazole maybe avoid General Cure.

Gel food seems to hide the taste of anything. Perhaps because the drug is blended in during preparation before the gel sets.
 

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Praziquantel is supposed to be the worst tasting drug so if you only need metronidazole maybe avoid General Cure.

Gel food seems to hide the taste of anything. Perhaps because the drug is blended in during preparation before the gel sets.
I thought it was the other way around - metronidazole is metallic/bitter and prazi was more palatable (at least at the dose used for fish). I’ve never been able to get fish to feed properly dosed metro food (5000 ppm). They’ll try it once, then never again. Gel diet and even cod liver oil didn’t help.
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